Abstract Textile Art
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The artwork of Heather Whidden, a University of Alabama Master of Fine Arts student, are exhibited from Friday, April 1 to Friday, April 29 at UA Gallery into the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.
The exhibit, entitled “(Re)Pair, makes use of weathered fabric, stitches, nails alongside materials to inform stories of discomfort and healing. The public is invited, totally free, to wait the exhibition as well as the reception, that will be held starting evening from 5 to 8 p.m. when you look at the gallery.
Whidden, a Pensacola, Florida, local, finished from University of West Florida with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in artwork in 2012. During her candidacy the MFA program at UA, she taught and assisted courses in 3D design, sculpture, ceramics and artwork. In February 2016, Whidden offered her report, “Interpreting the Stitch, ” at the related Colleges associated with South and Southwestern University Gender Studies Conference in Georgetown, Texas.
“My work explores moments, occasions, connections, and how experiences form identification, ” Whidden said. “For this exhibit, we saturated material in pigment, pulled it aside, stitched it collectively and subjected it to all-natural weathering to be able to simulate activities of history, current and the space between these moments.”
This isn't Whidden’s first time exhibiting during the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. In 2015, she introduced “always right here towards there, ” a look at the accumulation of emotion, experience and memory through paint on fabric, together husband Josh Whidden.
The University of Alabama Gallery provides a year-round schedule of exhibitions of creative works, items and fabrics alongside news from permanent collections held by UA along with works by professors, students and visitor artists and manufacturers.
The gallery are at 620 Greensboro Ave. in downtown Tuscaloosa and it is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 8 p.m. in the very first Fridays of thirty days. To find out more, phone the gallery at 205/345-3038 or 205/342-2060.
The gallery is part of UA’s university of Arts and Sciences, the University’s biggest unit additionally the largest liberal-arts university in the state. Pupils from College have actually claimed numerous national prizes including Rhodes and Goldwater scholarships.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research college, is experiencing significant growth in both registration and academic quality. This development, which will be definitely impacting the campus while the state's economy, is within maintaining UA's eyesight to be the institution of preference to discover the best and brightest students. UA, the state's leading institution, is an academic neighborhood united in its commitment to boosting the standard of life for several Alabamians.