Ascendance 2021 Exhibit Open
Modella Gallery is please to share the exhibit, Ascendance 20121, which provides board range of works showcasing from both undergraduate and graduate students at Oklahoma State University. The exhibit runs through October 9 with a reception on September 17 from 5pm -7pm.
Ascendance is an annual multi-media exhibitions highlighting the technical skill, creativity conceptual strength, and craftsmanship of OSU students. With art in modern time in mind, the works exhibited aren't themed around a specific idea, but rather the experience of art making in contemporary environments and the artist's response to those environments. This year's show is brought to fruition through, the collaborative efforts of Modella Gallery, the Art History of Organization at OSU, and the artistic skills of the participants.
The exhibition features a variety of media, including drawings, prints, paintings, ceramics and muti-medita. Together, the works show the artistic flexibility and diversity that OSU students bring to the art department and the wider community of Stillwater. Having the artworks on display is beneficial both to the public and the students as it offers the students professional development, provides the public with the rewarding experience of the arts, and demonstrates that fine arts prevails in the midst of adversity.
All of the works show have been completed within the last two years, most of which at the outset or during the pandemic. These students have faced unique challenges in their continued creation of works of art, and their perseverance is shown through this exhibition.