CTV_AD_LookHereNotThereCLEMSON — Art by Clemson University Bachelor of Fine Arts students is on display at the Center for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery beginning this week.

The exhibit showcases the culmination of senior studio research for the graduating class of 2014. The exhibit showcases oil paintings by Ashley Davis, Georgia Haas and T. J. Fletcher; drawings by Chi-Chen Lee; photos by Sarah Phillips and Elisabeth Smith; and woodcut prints by Annemarie Weekley.

The exhibit runs through April 24. Each artist will give a five-minute talk about their work beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by a reception. The reception and artist talks are free, open to the public and hosted by the artists and their families.

Many of the works on view in the exhibition use various inspirational references for the creative research and most of the research is presented through abstract artwork. Works in the exhibit explore a range of ideas and thoughts regarding self-awareness, memories, satire, societal overindulgence, the plague of modern diseases and an immersion with nature.

With the vigor of color, angles and abstracted gatherings of broken barriers, these seven students challenge the viewer to take an active approach at viewing and absorbing the art works.

In the four-year fine arts program, students explore concepts, purposes of intent, art historical discourse, personal histories and new processes to create a conceptual foundation for their visual work.

The Lee Gallery at Clemson University hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, For more information regarding student exhibits, contact Lee Gallery exhibits preparator Jac Kuntz at jkuntz@g.clemson.edu.

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About the Art Galleries and Exhibits at the Center for Visual Arts–Clemson University
There are several galleries on and off campus maintained by the Center for Visual Arts through the Lee Gallery and Center for Visual Arts – Greenville. Exhibitions on and off campus provide the University and surrounding community with access to regional, national and international visual arts and artists.  The Lee Gallery and CVA-Greenville also provides programmatic offerings such as artist presentations, guest speakers, walking tours, and special events designed to introduce audiences to creative research, influences and ideas being explored by artists showcased in the galleries.

At the end of each semester the Lee Gallery showcases artwork of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Department of Art academic program. Students are required to present a final thesis of their creative research in a professional exhibition format as part of their degree fulfillment. Artists included in exhibitions are asked to deliver a public presentation about the content, inspiration and historical context of their work to the general public. Artists’ presentations serve to provide the community with an access point for understanding artistic research practice and individual motivations for creating visual art.

Galleries, special exhibits, artwork and/or showcases can be found on the main Clemson campus in our flagship Lee Gallery located in Lee Hall I as well as the Acorn Gallery in Lee Hall II.  Throughout campus visitors can also enjoy exhibits showcased at the College of Architecture Arts and Humanities Dean’s Gallery in Strode Tower, Sikes Hall Exhibit Showcase in Sikes, and the Brooks Center for Performing Arts.   Gallery showcases off-campus can be found at the Center for Visual Arts – Greenville in the Village of West Greenville, the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) in Greenville, the Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square, and The Madren Center at the Conference Center and Inn both in Clemson.