The Goodall Gallery at Columbia College, Columbia, SC presents its annual B.A. Capstone exhibition titled exiSTANCE. This show will highlight the works of five senior studio art majors Ethel Canty, Rebecca French, NaYoung Koh, Stephanie Merida, and Keysha Munson. The exhibition opens Saturday, April 1, 2017 and will close Saturday, April 29, 2017. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 8 from 3:30-5:00 pm and a gallery talk on Tuesday, April 11 at 12:30 pm at Columbia College’s Goodall Gallery. All events will be free and open to the public.
exiSTANCE will feature works by five student artists that offers a Brave Space to the audience that takes a stance on practicing activism through art, creative identity, and promoting self-empowerment.
The first of their messages is that of Ethel Canty’s drawing series which takes a stance on African American women hairstyles and the representation of women expressing their African ancestral roots and not fitting in with society’s Eurocentric standards.
Rebecca French’s drawing and painting series takes a stance on the relationship between the death of a loved one and the capacity for losing oneself during the process of grieving.
NaYoung Koh’s printmaking and drawing series takes a stance on a life full of daily experiences and challenges that are deeply felt through the conscious and subconscious mind that may be difficult to express to others.
Stephanie Merida’s painting series takes a stance on encouraging a deeper physical, sensorial, and emotional appreciation for the environment and immateriality of an experience and emotion in a highly materialistic society.
Keysha Munson’s oil pastel and mixed media drawing series takes a stance on exposing white supremacy and racism in modern day America in order to convey a sense of pride in the black community.
For additional information, contact Steven Nevitt at 803-786-3657 or visit http://www.columbiasc.edu/goodallgallery. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public.