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Center for the Visual Arts Galleries May 2021 (Spring Term Round 2)


The Practise Of Surviving, Chella Foster, Solo Exhibition, Thorndike
Mother, Kaya Doolaege, Solo Exhibition, Myer Memorial

Exhibition Dates:
May 3rd - May 21st

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Covid Safety Information:
The gallery’s are currently not open to having the public indoors, but the shows are installed in our window facing galleries so they are accessible for external viewing from morning until the lights turn off at 10 pm. Masks and social distancing are expected on campus, so please respect these protocols for the safety of our students and guests.

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 in advance. Thank you.

Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
The Practise Of Surviving
Chella Foster
Solo Exhibition

Viral particles, gaseous chemical weapons, and wildfire smoke have contaminated our air for months. We have been forced into situations of survival to cope with this.

Pine pitch is a material that can be found easily. Pitch is capable of long term preservation, the waterproofing of other materials, medicinal care, use as a powerful incendiary, and can be meditative to collect and purify in small batches. It is a material that is ideal for survival.

Myers Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady):
Kaya Doolaege
Solo Exhibition

There is an importance in understanding relationships: how they are created, where they exist, and what they affect. Relationships whether natural or imposed are always present; they are present in space, location, and subject matter.

Mother explores the relationships between a subject and its environment, a subject and the artist, and a subject and its audience. Through ideas of intimacy, vulnerability, and tension, Mother creates an understanding of how, where, and what relationships exist.

Please email if you require further details or have any questions:

CVA Galleries Team
SOU Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Student Gallery

Center for the Visual Arts Galleries
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

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