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One-Week MFA Thesis Exhibition: Carley Zarzeka

February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm
John and June Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center, 115 S Columbia Street
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599 United States

Though sculptural and installation-based practice, Is a Call to Pleasure a Loss? investigates the standardization of construction materials in the United States and their relationship to the domestic space. An assemblage of found objects, including building supplies, are employed in the service of these sometimes precarious constructions. Utilizing strategies of juxtapositions that highlight lines, gravity, and balance, attention is called to these objects’ material and formal qualities–qualities that are intentionally concealed in the building process.

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5:30 pm

Lectures in the History of Art: Mary Jo Arnoldi, Smithsonian Institution

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Mary Jo Arnoldi is Curator of African Ethnology and the Arts for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and has worked extensively in Mali. She is trained in both anthropology and art history and is interested in many forms of material and expressive culture. Her research in Africa focuses on the roles that material and expressive culture play in the construction of identities: local, national, and global.

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