John and June Allcott Gallery hosts MFA Thesis Exhibition: Emily J. Smith Succumb

One Week Thesis Exhibition: Emily J. Smith Succumb

artGuide art news blog presents a brief one week MFA exhibition at the John and June Allcott Gallery located in Chapel Hill. This one week exhibit will allow you to experience Emily Smith's ideas of unity and conflict.

April 10-14, 2017

Reception: April 13, 5-7 pm

Press, squeeze, squash, tighten, restrict, knot, pull, push, bind, wrap, ooze, release, succumb…

Succumb examines unity and conflict within ideas of home, comfort, and social ideals. Utilizing domestic, soft, and feminine materials, anthropomorphic forms come to life and are plunged into dialogue and relationship with other household objects. Violence and aggression occur at the intersection of these two disparate entities, driving the conversation of the work towards control and force. In examining my role of womanhood in the South and its contrast with the ideals of the “Southern Lady”, I am interested in the tensions between sensuality and sexuality, beauty and disgust, façade and reality, and relent and control.

Admission: Free

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm