Art Installation On Identity Development, ‘Shaping Disposition’ Opening At Southern Adventist University

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The School of Visual Art & Design at Southern Adventist University will host Jake Strauss’ senior BFA Gallery Show, “Shaping Disposition” on Thursday.

 

The gallery is an immersive art experience exploring the process of identity development through a series of installation art pieces. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, at 6 p.m.

at the John C. Williams Gallery of Art, Brock Hall 2nd Floor, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Guests are invited to explore the different facets of identity through a linear setup, enhancing the fact that human life is a process and continually moves forward. Shapes, color, and light are used to highlight different elements, all reflections of identity.

 

Artist Jake Strauss describes the philosophy behind this immersive exhibit. He said, “As individuals, identity development spans a lifetime. These developments can encompass many aspects of our lives: career, relationships, political views, religion, sexuality, or philosophies on life. This process of development entails many emotions and situations. During this time, people can hide much of their true thoughts and feelings inside. Within art and identity, the process is hidden. Only the final product is shown like a display window.”

 

The gallery is on display until May 3. Viewing hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

For any questions, contact the School of Visual Art & Design of Southern Adventist University at 423 236-2732.



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