Students mix up the rules in a new art exhibition


The all-new exhibits now available in the small art galleries of the Chase Fine Arts Center are packed with pieces made exclusively by USU students – and now showcase a wide range of talent as exhibits from graduates and undergraduates alike. cycle have been installed.

Madeline Williams’ play, “Missing You”, produced in 2021.

“It’s definitely one of my favorites,” said Katherine Spencer, gallery instructor. “Coming in this morning, I saw it for the first time and I was, like, blown away by the quality of the work here.” Spencer is a junior student who studies the design and interaction of the human experience (“it’s basically web design,” she said), but was impressed by the physical scale of it. some of the exhibits submitted by USU students. She pointed out several that had struck her, the least of which was a giant citrine stone sculpture placed near her desk. “I would love to see how the artist did this,” she said.

The exhibition features projects in all mediums, from austere oil paintings to intricate fine art prints, to sandstone carved from wood. According to its event advertisement, “these students represent all Art + Design disciplines, including ceramics, drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture, art education, photography, interior architecture + design and graphic design “.

Sculpture by Amanda Joy-Petersen titled Statis Altered, made in 2021. Bailey Rigby.

Senior Carrie Richardson submitted several pieces for review, the crown jewel of which is a wedding dress that has a beautiful design (which has been entirely handmade) on its train.

“It was a project for a class and it was supposed to show how to build on unusual material,” she said. “like looking out of paper.” Richardson says she felt inspired to work on a wedding dress train because she “felt like it was sort of the perfect space” for her vision.

She then goes in search of her subject. Richardson took photos all over town but settled on a more rural scene. “I decided I liked the image of this dirt road that had a dead end sign next to it,” she said. “I thought that was an interesting social commentary on how a lot of people, like, think about marriage and marriages, especially nowadays. I thought it would be some kind of fun social experience.

Olivia Roundy, a junior studying drawing and painting, submitted two fine art prints from her printmaking class. When discussing which of her pieces to submit, she said, “I went through all of my pieces and wanted to do something new, so I just went through all of my semester pieces that I had done that j really liked it. “

Roundy is truly grateful that the Logan USU Campus has the space, resources, and hours for her projects that she might not otherwise have at home. “I like to use the studios here normally, especially for my printmaking projects. Usually I would come after school to work on my impressions, ”she said. Roundy said she spent at least 30 hours on her submissions.

The undergraduate and graduate exhibition will be on display in the Tippetts and Eccles Galleries of the Palace of Fine Arts through November 12.

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