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Installation view of Diane Kahlo’s Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez: Homage to the Missing and Murdered Girls of Juarez Mexico.  Image includes paintings, mixed media work, and sculptural pieces.

Exhibitions

Justin Cecil: Reflection/Variation

2019 Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibition

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Diane Kahlo: Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez: Homage to the Missing and Murdered Girls of Juarez, Mexico

Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries

University of Southern Indiana

February 10 – March 13, 2019

The 2019 Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibition is on display February 10 through March 13, 2019, at the McCutchan Art Center/ Pace Galleries on the USI campus.  The Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship is a competitive award program awarded to one graduating senior or recent alum from the Art and Design Department annually.  The goal of the Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship is to fund a post-undergraduate year, allowing the recipient to focus on their studio practice to expand the their artistic vision and enhance their portfolio, to gain maturity as an art maker, and to successfully gain entrance to graduate school in his/her area of expertise. 

Justin Cecil was the 2018 recipient of the fellowship award.  His exhibition, titled Reflection/Variation, includes fine art prints and other works on paper he recreated during the fellowship.  Some of the printmaking materials used to create the artworks, including hand-carved woodblocks, copper intaglio plates, and lithographic stones will also be on display as an educational component of the exhibition.

At the same time, Gallery 3 of the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries will host Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez: Homage to the Missing and Murdered Girls of Juarez, Mexico by Kentucky-based artist Diane Kahlo.  This art installation is a memorial to the thousands of girls and young women who have disappeared and often brutally murdered in Juárez, Mexico since the early 1990’s. Her intent is “to create a ‘sacred space’ and a memorial wall of portraits of the victims. I painted portraits and built frames for more than 150 victims as well as created other large sculptures and paintings which made reference to Mexico’s indigenous roots to help memorialize these victims of feminicide (the murder of women because they are women).”

A reception of the exhibitions will be held on Sunday, February 17th, from two to four p.m. 

Diane Kahlo will be giving a talk about her project on Wednesday, February 20th, starting at 6pm.

The Old Arm Chair, intaglio print in the background with the copper plate for the print in the foreground.

Lithographic stone with original drawing for In The Clouds

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