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ADRIFT: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Molly Allen

ADRIFT: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Molly Allen

Attempting to Define the Indescribable

The School of Art + Design presents an M.F.A. exhibition, Adrift, by Molly Allen a graduate student in ceramics, on view May 1–11 in Ohio University Art Gallery, 5th floor in the Siegfried Hall.

An examination and exploration of the ephemeral spaces both physical and psychological in moments of slipped consciousness. Large scale photographs and installations create an imagined space of the uncanny as if it is 3 a.m., before the sun rises, eerie as the world isn’t mean to be seen. Combining several 30-foot, large scale photographs, each of an unknown landscape, the artist has placed a thin veil of white hair which delicate shifts as each visitor passes by. 

On the opposite wall, a set of 7 photographs each based on a week of the artist monitoring her bio feedback. The images are a complex composition made in 24-minute scans, they are a swirl of color, fleshy blobs, hair and fog. Engaging in an acknowledged futility of attempting to define that which is indescribable.

Adrift can be viewed in Siegfried Hall with an opening reception Thursday May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for OHIO.