Georgia Southern students combine past and present works for new art exhibition in November
Art is often considered an unspoken language meant to express emotion, voice and identity, though audiences may not always have a clear translation of what an artist is trying to express.
In an upcoming Georgia Southern exhibition, “Figure It Out,” the audience will traverse a variety of mediums that include charcoal drawings, fibers, sculpture, digital and acrylic paintings. With these mediums, figure and portraiture will meld into the concepts of the everyday to other-worldly. Through this journey, the hope is for audiences to develop a connection to each artist’s pieces to interpret a meaning for themselves.
Asia Le, a Savannah native, is a visual art major. In her work, she found inspiration from individuals from her past, and individuals of her own creation. She created a digital narrative played out by characters from her own life and career.
“I felt excited to finally show people my characters, stories and visions,” she said. “So, it means a great deal to have the opportunity to share my work with a wider audience than just family and friends. The digitally rendered paintings give a glimpse of who the characters are in their world and their story.”
Students in the Georgia Southern Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art are encouraged to explore their own creativity to find inspiration for their work. Many times, the passion and creativity from one student can rub off on another.
“The most impactful part of my experience at Georgia Southern are the connections I made with my professors and peers,” said Le. “I was able to learn a great deal from each person’s own art style and perspective of what it means to be an artist.”
“Figure It Out” will also showcase the works of fellow graduating seniors Rodney Briggs, Storm Patterson-Edinger, Demarious Hartley and Gregory Tyson. The show will run from Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Gallery.
This event is free and open to the public.