The Helen E. Copeland Gallery continues to invite everyone to celebrate the openings of the 2008 MFA Thesis exhibitions. The next exhibition, which runs from April 7th through April 11th, is the culmination of Stefrose, Master of Fine Arts student at Montana State University – Bozeman. There will be a closing reception April 11, 5-7 p.m.
The art pieces in this series are accounts of deaf artist Stefrose’s experiences that constantly tug and push her between two worlds. Living her life in a world of silence, Stefrose uses the techniques of quilt making to express the constant struggle she encounters in living “partly in each world for different reasons”. Stefrose goes on to explain that “one of the styles I chose to use in my work is comparable to a well-known quilt making association, Gee’s Bend, especially in the approach of using personal history to create artistic interpretations.”
The series is an expression of solitude and sometimes alienation from a larger community. The pieces both stand individually and fused altogether as a narration that tells of a pulling between two worlds. Amidst the heart of deafening silence, a story emerges.
The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. Hours to view the gallery are Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. For more information or directions please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.