University of Alabama at Birmingham students and a faculty member will be on exhibition concurrently at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville from July 13-Sept. 10. The shows will open with a free, public reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 15.Works by
Students from Medium: Art Club at UAB will exhibit selected works in a juried exhibition in Lowe Mill’s 1st Floor Gallery.
Juried by art club faculty adviser Jared Ragland and Lowe Mill gallery coordinator Aaron Head, “Corporeal // Works by Members of Medium: The Art Club at UAB” features 13 works, created by Tori Absher of Empire; Saramia Arenas of Birmingham; Mia Badham of Pelham; Mikala Buwalda of Harvest; Erin Croxton of Birmingham; Zach Edison of Hoover; Jonah Grice of Vestavia Hills; Morgan Mahan and Katelyn Ledford, both of Birmingham; Meredith Martin of Leeds; Bryce Martinez of Irondale; and Jacob Phillips of Dothan. Each of the works in “Corporeal” references the human body, either through direct, figural depiction or by metaphorical and psychological means.
Medium: Art Club at UAB, affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, is a student-run organization with a mission to provide UAB students with opportunities for artistic research and creative innovation, professional development, and community outreach and service through a diverse schedule of programming that fosters collaborative relationships across disciplines, around the UAB campus and throughout the Birmingham community.
Holloway’s work can be equal parts charming and unnerving, daunting and humorous. Her sculptures of animals, houses, even teardrop trailers all seem to inhabit two separate worlds, both obsessively detailed and realistic while also phantasmagorical and surreal. She utilizes studies on animal behavior, construction and architectural drafting as vehicles to explore the point between possible success and potential failure, the temporal nature of plans and personal narratives. Holloway incorporates multisensory aspects, audience interaction and a variety of media to create a uniquely powerful gallery experience.
Holloway’s exhibition is made possible in part by funds from UAB’s 2016-2017 Faculty Development Grant Program and the UAB 2016-2017 College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Humanities Grant.
Department of Art and Art History Adjunct Professor Sarah Heath will be featured in a solo exhibition in Lowe Mill’s 3rd Floor East Gallery.
Lowe Mill is the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. With a focus on visual arts, this huge historic factory building has been redeveloped into 132 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, six fine art galleries, a multi-use theater, and performance venues. Within this thriving creative community are artists and makers from around the world. The Mill serves as a space where they can create, learn and collaborate. With studio spaces lining the hallways, visitors have the opportunity to openly explore the Mill and artist spaces where they can shop and learn about the artists and their works.