May 2 – May 13, 2014
Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery,
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Several pieces of Julie Lee's BA Senior Exhibition portfolio, Ephemera Recollection, are included in the BA Senior Salon Exhibition along with seven other candidates whose portfolios are the culmination of their work toward a bachelor of arts degree in art.
Image: Julie Lee, Paeonia Lattice, Porcelain, 2014
Artist's Statement: These thrown, altered, and assembled vessels are modern constructions of romanticized memories of pressed glass heirlooms I was enchanted by in my childhood. Our consciousness has a certain way of exaggerating the grandeur of things as we try to reconstruct a remembrance. Heirlooms become treasured objects because they are intrinsically valuable; they possess a certain visceral quality that connects us with our most intimate memories. The pastel pallet and flowing forms reflect the tenderness and ephemeral nature of my personal memories. —Julie Lee