Midwestern Art School MFA student and artists present ‘Among the Beasts’ at sUgAR Gallery
Bighorn Sheep, Woodcut Print
Haley Clancy Inyart, a Fine Arts graduate student at the School of Art, collaborated with artists from the Midwest to present the âAmong Beastsâ exhibition at the sUGAR Gallery.
The exhibit features work by Inyart alongside Indiana University MFA students Joseph Jesse Ovalle and Caitlyn Emily Clark, West Virginia University MFA student Abbi Loree Ruppert, and Melanie Cooper Pennington, professor of sculpture at Indiana University.
Among the beasts is currently on display until Friday, December 17. All are invited to visit the exhibition by appointment by contacting Haley Clancy Inyart or at the closing reception on December 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The exhibition brings together both literal and abstract representations of beasts and animal forms by these five multimedia artists. Murals and sculptural works coexist in the space with various changes in size, contrast and styles among the works of art.
Sculptures, engravings and drawings each tell their own story of the animal kingdom. The “beast” is used by artists as various metaphors, icons to refer to contemporary crises, and an avenue for visual literacy. Images of beasts, animals and creatures have been represented by humans for thousands of years, this collective continues this practice of representation.
Among the beasts was curated by star artists Joseph Jesse Ovalle and Haley Clancy Inyart.
The School of Art at Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences invites everyone to discover Among the beasts Thursday, December 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the closing reception at the sUgAR Gallery. SUgAR Gallery is a University of Arkansas student gallery and student-run exhibition space located at 1 E. Center Street in downtown Fayetteville.