Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
Jan. 23, 2013
MCA Announces Person of Interest
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces Person of Interest, a juried exhibition featuring work by current BFA and MFA students, which will be on view from Feb. 15 through March 26 in the Main Gallery of Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. The exhibition deals with themes surrounding identity and the individual with Robert Hollingsworth, gallery director of David Lusk Gallery, acting as juror. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 21 from 6–8 p.m.
According to Art 21, the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series Art in the Twenty-First Century, “Artists address the idea of identity by questioning commonly held assumptions about stereotypes, self-awareness, portraiture and what it means to be an artist.” Furthermore, identity can be a wide-ranging subject matter including works dealing with the self in considering gender, race, sexuality, heritage or circumstances that make the individual unique. This can sometimes be as simple as the artist’s unique interpretation of their surroundings.
The Rust Hall Main Gallery is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. All MCA exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.