Binding Notions, an exhibition of work by two Meredith College senior art students will open on Sunday, Nov. 23, including an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Building. The exhibition continues through December 2.
Binding Notions showcases the work of pre-service and artist educator Sarah Keen and emerging studio artist, Libby O’Daniel. It represents the culmination of O'Daniel’s and Keen's journeys at Meredith College and their emergence as maturing artists with distinct styles and unique perspectives on gender issues.
Keen mixes personal experiences with images and ideas from scientific texts, popular culture and novels that idealize domesticity and romance. O'Daniel's work features juxtapositions of color, line, texture, and form as metaphorical critiques of the limitations imposed by a rigid binary gender system.
Each artist displays her own dynamic visual style through multiple media including painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, fibers, and installation.
A Gallery Talk with the artists will be held on Tuesday December 2, at 5:30 p.m.