Hargrave’s art exhibition opens new K-State gallery

Special to The State Journal Published:

Brittany Hargrave’s senior art exhibition is the first show in the new Student Gallery at Kentucky State University’s Shauntee Hall. The show continues through Wednesday.

Hargrave completed the Whitney Young Honors Core and attended on a University Excellence Scholarship and band scholarship. She shared the two highest graduation awards in art — highest GPA and Excellence in Studio Art — with classmate Skylar Gibbons.

The exhibit, titled “Living Aware,” is an installation of forms that visually references DNA and conceptually references the individual’s growth, choices, diversions and interactions throughout life.

She said of her chosen medium, aluminum foil, “It’s durable, it can retain strength and shape and frankly it’s wonderful to me when I encounter people with these qualities.”  The sculptural installation is complemented with large-scale charcoal drawings (4-by-8 feet each) that further investigate the same theme.

The gallery was designed and built by Scott Ross, an assistant professor of sculpture/3D with student assistance. It is located on south campus close to the new dorm and the University Police Station.

If you go: The gallery is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. From East Main, turn onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, take the first left onto Cold Harbor Drive, second left onto University Drive and continue turning left through the parking lot down to Shauntee Hall beside the old cinder track. Parking available beside the building and there is no ticketing after 5.

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