Photographic work by Cassidy Brauner, and ceramics by Sam Briegel, are part of a new exhibit in Seigfred Hall May 1-9.

Photographic work by Cassidy Brauner, and ceramics by Sam Briegel, are part of a new exhibit in Seigfred Hall May 1-9.

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Ohio University Art Gallery presents the work of graduate students Sam Briegel, Cassidy Brauner


The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of two M.F.A. candidates, Sam Briegel and Cassidy Brauner, on view May 1–May 9, in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall, with an opening reception Thursday May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a free, public event, and refreshments will be provided.

This exhibition, a double-solo show, contains new works “Reclaimed Comfort,” by Briegel, and “Matrilineal,” by Brauner. 

When asked about her work, Briegel said, “My work reclaims the identity of non-functional clothing textures and patterns. The body and the vessel share a similar vocabulary of lips, shoulders, bellies, and feet. I use this comparison to clothe implied bodies. As functional pottery, these works demand interaction through use.” 

Brauner, who works as both artist and curator in her show, said, “My thesis work is formed around the topic of genealogical research, matrilineal lines, and the way history has been documented. What we document and leave behind when we die are formational to our existence. The role the camera and the photograph plays in this topic is key to our understanding of ourselves and our shared histories.”

The Ohio University Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.