UAB presents 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 31-April 14

Works by 37 Department of Art and Art History students selected by visiting artist Jessica Angel will be on exhibition in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

jessica angelUAB visiting artist and juror Jessica AngelWorks created by 37 University of Alabama at Birmingham students selected by UAB visiting artist and juror Jessica Angel will be on display from March 31-April 14, in the 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The exhibition is coordinated by the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, and presented in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts galleries. An opening reception is planned from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 31, with a 7 p.m. awards presentation, in the AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South. Before the reception, at 5 p.m., Angel will give a visiting artist lecture. Both events are free and open to the public. 

The annual Juried Student Exhibition includes student works selected by a professional artist, says department Chair Lauren Lake, MFA.

“The exhibition functions as an experiential learning and professional practice opportunity for students enrolled in studio art courses across media and stages of development,” Lake said.

Angel selected works that “fit in a dialogue inspired by the structure of networks and the implicit interconnections found within the submissions as a whole.”

Angel, a Colombian artist living and working in New York, is an artist-in-residence with the UAB DAAH and AEIVA. Through the spring of 2017, Angel is working with UAB students to create a large-scale, site-specific installation, “Facing the Hyperstructure.” Angel’s installations aim to enable forms of collaboration among sciences, philosophy, music, art and new media. Angel uses a variety of materials — including cut vinyl, paint and wallpaper — to transform architectural interiors by distorting the viewer’s visual perspective.

Through the spring of 2017, Angel is working with UAB students to create a large-scale, site-specific installation, “Facing the Hyperstructure.” Angel’s installations aim to enable forms of collaboration among sciences, philosophy, music, art and new media. She uses a variety of materials to transform architectural interiors by distorting the viewer’s visual perspective.

Angel recently completed a Studios at MASS MoCA Artist Residency and a solo exhibition at the School of Visual Arts’ CP Projects Space in New York. While living in New York, Angel was nominated for the World Technology Award in the Arts Category in 2014 and was invited to represent Colombia as an artist-in-residence at the 2014 Vancouver Biennale. She was awarded the Teaching-Artist Residency at The Cooper Union, as well as the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, in 2012. She participated in “City Walls” with the Brooklyn Arts Council in 2010 and was the BOFFO artist-in-residence in 2009. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Explore her work on her website, www.jessicaangelarts.com.

The completed “Facing the Hyperstructure” installation will be unveiled to the public March 31, alongside the annual juried exhibition.

Participating student artists for the 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition are Jennifer Allen, Bailey Barrow, Dakota Bell, Laura Benson, Sydney Boehm, Micah Briggs, Manuel Bueso, Anne Marie Cartwright, James Clay, Erin Croxton, Allison Dawson, Savanna Eosso, Laura Evans, Charles Fullenwider, Camille Goulet, Timothy Harstvedt, Melody Hollenbeck, Cima Khademi, Courtney Lassiter, John Lawhon, Katelyn Ledford, Meghan Malone, Giani Martin, Meredith Martin, Kristen Miller, Joni Moore, Amanda Morgado, Sarah Caroline Padgett, Hua Perry, Jacob Phillips, Eric Powell, Chase Prater, Vincent Rizzo, Tyra Robinson, Emily Stroud, Diane Tucker and Terrence Wimberly.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Jared Ragland at raglandj@uab.edu.

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