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Confrontation : Deviation student art exhibit begins Jan. 17

Opening reception is 6 p.m. on Jan. 17


Exhibition Confrontation : Deviation features work by 12 undergraduate students completed in an advanced painting course under the leadership of John Sabraw, the School of Art + Design Associate Professor of Painting + Drawing. Working through the expanded notion of painting and drawing, the media ranges from traditional painting methods to mixed media, digital projection and installation.
 
This collective exhibit confronts "the disengagement of our generation from the broader culture and instead deviating from expected conformity and projected apathy." Held at Kennedy Museum of Art, this exhibition will be on view from Jan. 17 through March 2 with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
 
The students developed a conceptual representation of the world around them, taking into account cultural factors that directly affect them to discuss confrontational notions. The work in the exhibition touches on principles of identity, sexuality, authenticity as well as the inevitable.

The students included in this exhibition are Natalie Bechtel, John Brown, Isabel Castillo, Ava Chaney, Gabby Hanson, Crystalyn Hutchens, Ben Piper, Becky Sirc, Samantha Slone, Carrie Smith, Michael Whitehead, and Peter Zeisler.