The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will open its annual Emerging Artist exhibit on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
The exhibit celebrates
six students in the final stages of their graduate work in art at IUP.
These students are enrolled in the Master of Fine
Arts degree program, signaling the highest level of academic achievement for artists in the
United States. Culminating three years of hard work, the artworks on view
explore the intersection of each medium’s tradition, contemporary practice, and
personal vision. Those exhibiting include Laurie Barnes, sculpture; Michelle
Colbough, painting; Liz Dabecco, mixed media; Lucy McInnes, ceramics; Araina Marsden, ceramics; and Erika
The exhibition will be installed across three IUP
venues: the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall; and
the Kipp Gallery and the Kipp Annex Gallery, both located on the first floor of Sprowls
Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from
2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday, noon–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon–4:00 p.m. The University Museum is
closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays.
The exhibition will run through
March 22 in the museum and until February 27 in the Kipp galleries. A public
reception will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00–8:30 p.m.
For more information, call the College of Fine Arts
office at 724-357-2397.
Pictured above are two pieces, including a mixed media
drawing,“Threat II,” by Liz Dabeco. The work references the presence of
both child and adult. The layers allude to the experiences of the adult
subject, the adult’s influence on the child, and the child's perception of the
adult. This combination reveals a repetitive cycle of influence.
The second piece is from an installation at the
Carrie Furnaces, "paradox, 1901," by Laurie Barnes. It investigates the
overlaps of language, power, and domestic life. Inspired by the general absence
of female experience in the U.S. steel industry, she brings allusions of home
into the blast furnace site.
February 4, 2014–March 22, 2014University Museum, Sutton Hall
This showcase of individual exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Art Department at IUP fills the University Museum and the galleries of Sprowls Hall with cutting-edge artworks in a variety of media.
This event is over.
For more information,
Emerging Artist: Annual Graduate Exhibit,