Exchange of Being Senior Printmaking Class

Visit the "Exchange of Being" Exhibition at the UNT CoLab

Seniors from the Senior Printmaking Studio, course ART 4450, taught by Professor Lari Gibbons, extend an invitation to the class's senior exhibition.

“Exchange of Being: B.F.A. Senior Printmaking Exhibition”
Dec. 1–9, 2023
Reception: Dec. 1, 6–8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

207 N Elm St., Denton, TX 76201
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

This exhibition is the culmination of work from 11 artists who use printmaking to explore their individual backgrounds and ideas. Through their artwork, these students combine their diverse pasts to produce work that questions conceptions of identity and lived reality. Synthesis of these ideas and interpretations creates a space to investigate different ways of expressing the self and the other, bringing attention to our everyday exchange of being.

The students participating in the exhibition are the following.

• Xavier E. Byrdlee examines conceptions of identity and emotion through figurative imagery and experimental printmaking and fiber forms.
• Alexander Gonzalez explores advertisements' complex and entertaining media through a comic-like visual style.
• Jess Holmberg explores the way that a person’s objects accumulate.
• Jalon Isabell discusses the disconnection from society and racial identity.
• Rachel Lauren investigates the innate fear of death and the question of the soul as it connects with other individuals and the broader world.
• Jenkins McAlister illustrates comfort and finding joy in everyday activities and objects.
• Azabache Patlaches (Vanessa Navarro) explores the pictography of Mexican indigenous culture that survives despite Mexico’s colonial history.
• Kamryn Robins focuses on the societal and individual effects of money.
• Kas Stines uses printmaking in book form to examine the relationship between the self and the cosmos.
• Milah Williams investigates ways solitude and loneliness occur in different aspects of one's life.
• Nat Wood uses portraiture to explore human experience, memory, and communication.


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