Fall 2021 Round 1 CVA Gallery Shows Press Release
PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2021 (Fall Term Round 1)
BFA Program Student Show, Group Exhibition, Thorndike
Sophomore Studio Topics Class Show,
Group Exhibition, Chairs & Jeld-Wen Couldn't We Make It A Beautiful Life?, Cheri Ball, Solo Exhibition, Myer Memorial Digital Futurism, Mason Comer, Solo Exhibition, Retzlaf
Still, Kayla Nichols, Solo Exhibition, Boise Cascade
October 18th- November 5th
Gallery Opening Date:
October 22nd, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Covid Safety Information:
Masks and social distancing are expected on campus, so please respect these protocols for the safety of our students and guests.
SOU Land Acknowledgement:
Southern Oregon University is located within the ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawa peoples who lived here since time immemorial. These Tribes were displaced during rapid Euro-American colonization, the Gold Rush, and armed conflict between 1851 and 1856. In the 1850s, discovery of gold and settlement brought thousands of Euro-Americans to their lands, leading to warfare, epidemics, starvation, and villages being burned. In 1853 the first of several treaties were signed, confederating these Tribes and others together - who would then be referred to as the Rogue River Tribe. These treaties ceded most of their homelands to the United States, and in return they were guaranteed a permanent homeland reserved for them. At the end of the Rogue River Wars in 1856, these Tribes and many other Tribes from western Oregon were removed to the Siletz Reservation and the Grand Ronde Reservation.
Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org
) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/
) are living descendants of the Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa peoples of this area. We encourage YOU to learn about the land you reside on, and to join us in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous people.
From Interstate 5 at Exit 14, head west on OR-66 W/Ashland St. toward Tolman Creek Rd. Take a slight right onto Siskiyou Blvd/OR 99 N. Take the first left onto Indiana St. Look for the Center for the Visual Arts
and Schneider Museum of Art
one block up and on the right. The CVA Galleries are located in the Art and Marion Ady Buildings, adjacent to the Schneider Museum of Art.
There is free street parking on Indiana Street. Additionally, from Indiana Street, turn left into the metered lot between Frances Lane and Indiana Street. There is also limited short term free parking behind the Schneider Museum of Art and the Art Building.
The CVA Galleries Support Everyone:
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all university sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation(s) in order to participate in this program, please contact Shawn Foster in Disability Resources at DSS@sou.edu
in advance. Thank you.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
BFA Program Student Show
Our Bachelor of Fine Arts students have worked hard through Covid times to keep their community alive despite being physically distanced through Zoom. For some of them, this gallery opening will be the first time their art will be shown to the public in over a year. Against all odds, the students have worked together in the virtual classroom to critique and create art. The different influences of the shared circumstances and personal styles of all the different artists come together in this exhibition.
Chairs & Jeld-Wen (Marion Ady):
Sophomore Studio Topics Class Show
Many of our art students have worked hard through Covid times to keep their community alive despite being physically distanced through Zoom. This gallery opening will be the first time their art will be shown to the public in over a year, and for some of them, their first time showing art in college at all. Against all odds, the students have worked together in the virtual classroom to critique and create art. The different influences of the shared circumstances and personal styles of all the different artists come together in this exhibition.
Myers Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady):
Couldn't We Make It A Beautiful Life?
Through a layered conversation of relating flattened spaces of color and gestural line, I am painting amorphous "scenes" reminiscent of familiar domestic life. A persistent desire for reality to be underlaid with beauty after all, combined with the felt experience of exhaustion
from racism, inequity; the whole damaging oppressive capitalistic burden; creates a pull between harmony and angst.
Kayla Nichols Solo Exhibition
Boise Cascade (Marion Ady):
In this paper mache sculpture installation, the artist is creating a sense of stillness as part of the piece looks back at its divided yet restful form. It reflects a feeling of remaining the same, containing, and eroding as it demands its space.
Retzlaf Gallery (Art Building):
Mason Comer Solo Exhibition
Imagine a distant future that exists in your mind. This atmosphere, created with surreal imagery, artificial ambience and repeating words conjure a questioning emotion. This emotion speaks to the hopes and anxieties of anyone imagining an unfamiliar future. Ultimately, this project represents a romantic ode to what the future could be.
Please email if you require further details or have any questions:
- Kayla Nichols, Still, Sculpture
- Cheri Ball, Couldn’t We Make It A Beautiful Life?, Painting
- Mason Comer, Digital Futurism, Video Projection
CVA Galleries Team
Center for the Visual Arts Galleries Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
SOU Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Student Gallery