Betsy Morris, BA Senior Exhibition in Drawing

The Signs

April  18 –  29, 2014
Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: April 18, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

BA candidate Betsy Morris writes about the idea behind her exhibition: "The Signs revolves around time: each time these incidents occur, they layer on top of the previous encounter. Emotional abuse can leave its victims prone to depression, moodiness and extreme or dulled emotional responsiveness. In most cases the general audience perceive domestic abuse as extreme violence but that is not entirely true. Just because someone does not display evidence of physical abuse does not mean nothing is wrong; emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical, which is the direction that this series of work is focused. Despite the fact that most people are already aware of the issue, most do nothing to try to stop the problem from arising or becoming worse when they are involved in the issue. The concept is about pushing the viewer in understanding that this issue can happen to anyone including themselves and it is to help them identify the issue besides the familiar warning signs. Prevention is the key word that will be focused on because if these problems are not stopped here then it will only get worse. The purpose is to help others to identify the situation before it gets out of hand."