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Levi Kravos focuses on PTSD and military experience in BFA thesis exhibition

Levi Kravos focuses on PTSD and military experience in BFA thesis exhibition
Control Factor: Levi Kravos, BFA Thesis Exhibition 2019, Trisolini Gallery.

The School of Art + Design is excited to host the undergraduate thesis exhibition of Levi Kravos: The Control Factor, on view December 3–7, in the Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center, Athens, Ohio.

The Control Factor includes the work of Levi Kravos, completing his undergraduate degree in Sculpture + Expanded Practices, which dives into the world of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and its effect on military veterans and/or active duty service members. Viewers will walk into an immersive environment where they will be exposed to the informational aspect via interviews with soldiers who have first-hand knowledge of what PTSD can do to military service members or the effects of PTSD that the interviewees have felt on themselves. Secondarily, this show features a performance piece by Kravos, enveloping viewers in a demonstration or illustration of what PTSD might do to a soldier.

"I hope to bring a better understanding to PTSD and how it effects our soldiers," describes the artist.

The School of Art + Design hosts an opening reception Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m., with the performance starting at 6:15pm, in the gallery. Individuals entering into the gallery will be asked to sign a waiver form and wear protective goggles. The gallery will remain open until 8pm. This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for OHIO.

Trisolini Gallery holds open hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.