• Michael Mogavero discusses his paintings with students and guests at the Brown Symposium.
    Michael Mogavero discusses his paintings with students and guests at the Brown Symposium.
  • Michael Mogavero visits with President Jake Schrum and Victoria Star Varner, curator of the exhibition.
    Michael Mogavero visits with President Jake Schrum and Victoria Star Varner, curator of the exhibition.
  • Michael Mogavero discusses his work with artist Troy Brauntuch.
    Michael Mogavero discusses his work with artist Troy Brauntuch.
  • Michael Mogavero discusses his paintings with students and guests at the Brown Symposium.
    Michael Mogavero discusses his paintings with students and guests at the Brown Symposium.
  • Students and guests viewing paintings by Michael Mogavero.
    Students and guests viewing paintings by Michael Mogavero.
  • Michael Mogavero discusses his work with artist Jill Bedgood.
    Michael Mogavero discusses his work with artist Jill Bedgood.
  • Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.
    Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.
  • Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.
    Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.
  • Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.
    Students view art from the Kinsey Institute.

The opening for the exhibitions “Interludes: Paintings by Michael Mogavero” and “Art from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction” was well attended on January 28 in the Fine Arts Gallery.  Mogavero gave a gallery talk about his paintings of elaborately stylized and ornate gates that partially obscure sexually explicit scenes culled from pornographic sites on the internet.  The paintings “explore the societal parameters of what is desired and what is forbidden” in richly layered metaphors.

Star Varner, Professor of Art and curator for both exhibits also spoke about paintings, drawings, photographs and posters from the Kinsey exhibit.  The exhibit will be open through March 3rd. 

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