College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Senior Art Exhibition Explores Perspective and Perception

April 13, 2011drawing

The University of Central Oklahoma's Senior Art Exhibition will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m., April 29 at the Individual Artist's of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery, located at 706 W. Sheridan Ave in Oklahoma City.            

Through mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics, the College of Fine Arts and Design's graduating art students address ideas of personal perspectives and the influences of perception.            

"This exhibition highlights concepts of the human condition," said Elizabeth Brown, Central associate professor of art and capstone coordinator.            

"Students explore expression of the raw self or the search for spiritual understanding through portraiture, while figurative pieces capture moments of life or integration with nature."        

Oklahoma City native and Central art student Jennifer Waldrop is among the eight seniors exhibiting. One of her pieces, entitled "Max," is a combination of steel, plexiglass and conté crayon.            

"My work uses portraits, like 'Max,' drawn in untraditional formats to create dialogue and confrontation between the artist and the viewer," said Waldrop.            

"Using the strong and undisguised vulnerability of the subjects in my portraits as the vehicle for the dialogue, I confront the viewer with significance of living authentically."            

The exhibition will continue through May 15.  Admission is free.              

For more information on the Central Senior Art Exhibition, contact the Department of Art at (405) 974-5201.             

For a complete schedule of College of Fine Arts and Design performances and events, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.