The School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art at Kent State University present Cheap Thrills at the Downtown Gallery, featuring recent sculpture by part-time faculty members Kortney Niewierski and Shannon Hines. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 2, 2017.
Shannon Hines earned her BFA and MFA from Kent State University School of Art. She has shown in both juried and collaborative exhibitions in the Ohio area, including a two-person exhibition with sculpture professor Isabel Farnsworth at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2017. Hines’ work is minimal in form and materials, working with primarily fabric, light, color, and texture. In this installation, she symbolically explores childhood memories and notions of comfort. She currently lives in Ohio where she is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University School of Art.
Kortney K. Niewierski received her BFA in Sculpture from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of Kent State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Kortney makes three-dimensional objects that explore the push and pull of intrigue and peculiarity through the use of bodily imagery, toy-like forms, and tactile fabrics. Each organic form supports a not-quite-this, not-quite-that theme that is intended to cause a moment of introspection within the viewer. Kortney currently teaches drawing and foundations as an adjunct professor at Kent State University and drawing and 3D Design at The University of Akron.
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