Kris Morgan Sorenson BFA Exhibition in Drawing

The Past 5 Years, Using Art to Evoke Empathy

Kris Morgan Sorensen, BFA Senior Exhibition in Drawing

When: November 18 - 29, 2016
Where: Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 12:00 pm. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday
All events are free and open to the public

Artist Statement: The Past 5 Years, Using Art to Evoke Empathy

This body of work addressed the ability of drawings to evoke an emotional response and the importance of regularly practicing empathy. This collection of drawings focus on what a person does when they experience loss; what they do with their hands, how they move their body, the words they say or don't say, and how that pain is changing them biologically. Synthesis of representational figurative drawings and anatomical studies work together to fully define and illustrate how pain affects the body. Extensive research on the subject of empathy and its effects generated several different methods to practice empathy, and evoke this feeling. This body of work questions how art can be used to help someone become more empathetic as well as the social and personal benefits of empathy.

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