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SVAD MFA Thesis Exhibition: Marcella Kuykendall

Monday, April 24, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day)

Location: McMaster Gallery

Artist: Marcella Kuykendall

Reception and Artist Talk: April 27, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Transcendence explores issues of personal identity through mixed media figures. The works embody the feelings of frustration and hopes of the artist, as small, clay characters struggle to separate themselves from self-perceptions of triviality. Larger figures made of paper featuring self-portraits of Kuykendall personify these perceptions as the clay characters attempt to tear down, ignore and overpower them.

Kuykendall is a Master of Fine Arts and Museum Management Certificate candidate at the University of South Carolina’s School of Visual Art and Design. The artist has worked within the broader arts community as Shop Manager at SCRAP Bin, a creative reuse center, as Gallery Assistant at the Douglasville Cultural Arts Council and recently as Visual Arts Coordinator at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Kuykendall will be concurrently exhibiting artwork in this year’s ArtFields Juried Exhibition and in the 51st Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show hosted by Del Mar College.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Visual Art and Design