October 27 – December 8, 2018 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery | Jerry Drown Wood Studio Gallery
The study of the figure is often a reflection of who we are, who we hope to be, and how we might get there. New Forms gives a unique look into the future of the figure in art. New dialogs emerge surrounding identity, relationships, and the ways in which we connect to our surroundings and to ourselves.
In celebrating the third Figurative Association Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invited graduate and undergraduate students to submit to a juried exhibition that focused on the figure. Emerging artists nationally and internationally responded to the call with over 300 entries. The final selection was made by juror and keynote speaker Beth Cavener.
Exhibiting artists include Grace Tessein (Louisiana State University), Hannah Shaban (Virginia Commonwealth University), Kelly McLaughlin (Ohio University), Yuna Kim (Cranbrook Academy of Art), Serif Karasu (Yildiz Technical University), Shelsea Dodd (University of Alaska Anchorage), Ariel Bowman (University of Florida), Riana Bovill (University of Missouri Columbia), Isabel Zeng (Bowling Green State University), Jason Rafferty (UNC Asheville), Clarissa Pezone (Indiana University Bloomington), Bethany Panhorst (Georgia Southern University), Alexander Landerman (Indiana University Bloomington), G.V. Kelley (University of Florida), Marissa Henriquez (Arizona State University), Dennis Doyle (University of Pittsburgh), Elisa Dore (University of Tennessee), Sean Clute (University of Wisconsin), Juan Castano-Marquez (University of Kansas), and Haley Biere (Blackburn College).
1st place – Yuna Kim, Boiling
2nd place – Riana Bovill
3rd place – Grace Tessein, Burial
Kelly McLaughlin, Infirmity or Attribute?
Shelsea Dodd, Trophy
Hannah Shaban, Wayn Ahla: Where Better
Ariel Bowman, Passe Dore
Purchase Award – G.V. Kelley, Future Types 3
Beth Cavener is currently a full-time professional studio artist working in the state of Montana. Cavener received her BA in sculpture from Haverford College and her MFA from Ohio State University. She was awarded the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2009, the Jean Griffith Foundation Fellowship in 2006, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship in 2004. She has also been an Artist-in- Residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. She has exhibited nationally at institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, and internationally. She has also taught various workshops across the country. She is currently represented by Clark + DelVecchio in Santa Fe, NM.
Featured image: The Burial by Grace Tessein