In the Loop

Sense of Dwelling: Master of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition I

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, March 22, 2024 12:00am — through
      Friday, April 05, 2024 11:59pm
    • Friday, April 05, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm

      Closing Reception

  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Dustin Adams
    Courtney Boyd
    Brendhan Garland (Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery)
    Noah Kellough

    Dwelling is a multivalent word. It can describe a place. It can describe an action. That place can be a physical structure or a mental construct. That action can be oriented from different perspectives. You can dwell in a place, time, or construct, experiencing it from the center as it envelops you. You can dwell on a place, time, or construct, observing as it develops adjacent to you. We dwell in our homes in the present. We dwell on the past and on the future. Furthermore, while we all might hope to dwell in a happy and contented place in time, oftentimes we are forced to dwell in conditions beyond our choosing, forced to grapple with circumstance to secure a safe dwelling for ourselves and for those who come after us.

    Sense of Dwelling: Master of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition I presents mixed media works featuring painting, sculpture, photography, video, and sound that each explore in their own way the importance, power, and possibility to be found in an exploration of dwelling as place, action, and experience. Dustin Adams’ rules based photographic process culminates in risograph printed books, which document natural site and multiple levels of human trace on pages that never fully dry and smudge slightly under the viewers’ touch. With her mixed media sculpture of found objects and quilted representations of plant life, Courtney Boyd’s work emphasizes notions of displacement, history, craft, and landscape as they stem from her Appalachian roots. In his installation, Brendhan Garland reframes and reconstitutes a moment of trans-becoming through the recreation of a living room viewing of Cinderella in his childhood home. Finally, Noah Kellough constructs a bedroom within the gallery space that encourages the viewer to step inside the artist’s mind and become more comfortable than is usually allowed within an art exhibition.

    The works of each of these artists present the visitor with unique constructed environments that invite a dwelling on notions of lived experience, permanence, desire, nostalgia, and possibility.

    The exhibition is co-curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Mark Hodge.

    Daytime Parking
    There are 3 reserved gallery parking spots located in the lot just east of Reid Hall. From SW 13th Street, enter campus via Museum Road, then take the first right into the Orange decal parking lot and follow the lot until it dead-ends. The gallery spots can be found on the right, facing SW 13th Street. A temporary (one-day) parking pass can be retrieved from the Gary R. Libby University Gallery. Parking restrictions for this lot are lifted at 4:30pm.

    Reception Parking
    The closest parking to the Gary R. Libby University Gallery is the lot behind (to the west of) Tigert Hall. From University Avenue, enter campus via Buckman Drive and turn left onto Union Road. Follow Union Road through the 4-way stop. The parking lot entrance is on the right just past Walker Hall. Parking restrictions for this lot are lifted at 5:30pm.

  • Links
  • Venue
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery
    Room #
    Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery
    400 SW 13th Street
    Fine Arts Building B (FAB)
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-3000
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery Website