BFA Senior Exhibition: Huan Vida LaPlante

Historically Apathetic

When: April 13-24, 2018
Where: S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
Reception: Friday, April 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

All events are free and open to the public

Artist Statement:
I have a habit of overthinking without reaching an understanding. It took 19 years to come to the realization that my anxieties, although often fabricated from the most unlikely possible outcomes to daily interactions, were in fact very real to my person and psyche. The same is true of my traumas and memories. Historically Apathetic takes these traumas, anxieties, and memories and seeks not to erase them or remold them into ideals, but to acknowledge and understand them. Informed in part by the Symbolist Movement in which artists sought methods of coping with the turn of the 20th Century, these works incorporate a personal language of experience and metaphors as a mode of reflection. Although this body of work is far from a cure to life and its hardships, its practice and meditative effect has proven to be an enriching product of healthy introspection. [Huan Vida LaPlante, April 2017]