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Fine Arts Center Art Gallery presents
‘Routines and Repetitions’
15, 2007 --
The Fine Arts Center Art Gallery at Arkansas State University
is pleased to announce the opening on Tuesday, Aug. 28, of “Routines and
Repetitions,” an exhibition of recent prints and drawings by
artist and educator Nicole Hand. The Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is
located in the Fine Arts Center, 114 Caraway Road, Jonesboro.
Nicole Hand is currently an associate professor of art at Murray State
University in Murray, Ky., where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding,
and drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally
in over 175 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Recent
exhibitions include the 77th Annual International Print
Exhibition in Philadelphia, Color Print USA, the Boston Printmakers in
Boston, Mass., the 2004 Pacific States Biennial in Hawaii, and Art in
Isolation in Helsinki, Finland.
She has given lectures and workshops in over twenty venues, including
the University of Arizona, the University of Texas at Arlington, Ohio
University, the University of South Dakota, and the University of
Kentucky. The Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., and the Heike
Pickett Gallery in Lexington, Ky., represent Hand's work. She received
her MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami and a BFA from the
University of South Dakota.
About her work she writes: “Themes of maternity, reproduction, femininity, closure, transition, and correspondence are apparent
in my work. I use objects, placed in reliquary-like spaces, which have
literal and abstract symbolism within a composition. The interaction
between these objects explores the conventional and non-conventional
roles of family, and at the same time documents a change of lineage.
Layering objects and placing them in a dreamlike atmosphere suggest
change, transition, and reflection. This allows me to preserve history
and at the same time suggest tension, repetition, and change. The work becomes a documentation of these ideas as well as an
organized timeline of events with a feminist perspective.”
The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Sept. 28, with a closing
reception honoring the artist planned for Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.
The exhibition and reception are free to the public. The Fine Arts
Center Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional
information, contact the Department of Art at (870) 972-3050.
Nicole Hand, "Discarded Accommodations," 2007
9 x 9 inches
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