BFA student works featured in one-week show at UAB Visual Arts Galleryby Shannon Thomason
BFA is the undergraduate professional degree for studio art in the Department of Art and Art History. These exhibitions are the pinnacle of achievement for those students accepted into the program at UAB. The show will feature works by Christina Daniel, Cary Marks, Shannon Robinson and Andrew Williams.
The fall 2013 UAB BFA exhibition will be on show Friday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 20. A free opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, at the gallery, 900 13th St. South. Call 205-934-0815.
Daniel’s work explores the transient and ephemeral nature of personal relationships using mixed media to create tactile, physical evidence of human interaction.
For his recent work, Marks has used photography to explore his interests in the camera’s ability to capture expanses of time. Marks’ work examines the intersection of this perception of time with collective memories and nostalgia.
Robinson’s artistic interests lie in the meanings and perceptions of written and typed text. Robinson uses typography as a method of playfully altering the visual voice of a certain text, while creating a duality for words that may have held a traditionally singular meaning.
Williams uses design as a means for self-expressed ideology. Using playful lines, bold figures and symbols, Williams seeks to create universally identifiable and socially conscious designs.
The Visual Arts Gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday, Monday and holidays.