“Overwhelming Captivation” at Memphis College of Art’s Hyde Gallery

Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

May 22, 2013

NOTE: The opening date for Overwhelming Captivation has been rescheduled for May 31. The gallery will open at noon, and the opening reception will begin at 6 p.m.

"Overwhelming Captivation"

Overwhelming Captivation at Memphis College of Art’s Hyde Gallery

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art will host Overwhelming Captivation at Hyde Gallery in the Nesin Graduate Center, 477 S. Main St., May 29 – June 14 with an opening reception Friday, May 31, 6–9 p.m. during South Main Trolley Night.

This exhibition is juried by Robert Hollingsworth, gallery manager at David Lusk Gallery, and curated by current MFA student Thomas Green.

Overwhelming Captivation is a visual conversation through works of varied and contrasting materials, illustrating the ideas of being human and emotionally overcome by ephemeral forces. Themes within the show are broad, confronting psychological problems—obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, fear—and touching on the ideas of addiction, lust, anger, gluttony, sloth, envy, greed or other references to the concept of obsession.

Hyde Gallery is open Wednesday–Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. On Trolley Nights, Hyde Gallery is also open 6–9 p.m. All of MCA’s galleries are open to the public, and admission is free.


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