The Visual Arts Center at Boise State presents the work of 18 bachelor of fine arts candidates in Synapse: BFA Exhibition. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Visual Arts Center. Following the opening reception, the artworks will be on display through Dec. 12. The show is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is located in Visual Arts Center Gallery 1, in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 170, and Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, in the Hemingway Center, Room 110. Galleries are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
Featured artists are: Breezy Clark, Jake Dahlgren, Alex DeGiulio, JennyLynn Esplin, Danielle Forsberg, Maria Garth, Amber Grubb, Melisa Jo James, Luma Jasim, Misha Keen, Kris Mannion, Courtney Merrill, Olivia Marés, Candis Redfield, Keenan Seipel, Becca Towler, Alexanna Wonder and Annelise Woodward.
This exhibition reflects the conceptual nature of contemporary art and, as the title implies, centers around the theme of making connections – social, political and personal. In a range of art media selected to showcase students’ diverse talents, many of the works are highly personal. There is an air of poignancy to this collection as the viewer is offered a glimpse of lives lived well, lives lost in missed opportunities and cultural metaphors. The exhibition features two-dimensional work, installation and sculpture. Artists’ work runs the gamut from playful to thought-provoking expressions of social and gender concerns.