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Visually creative installations to be shown in new exhibit

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A sculptural work called Cerement by Sarah Knouse

A house made out of undergarments and a human figure sculpture dressed in a shroud for the dead. These are two pieces among many that will be on display in a new art exhibit opening Feb. 14 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.

The exhibit features 10 South Florida artists and represents  a variety of media, methods and visual approaches. The pieces will be available for viewing through March 17. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the gallery.

Artists showcasing their work are: Rolando Barrero, Ashley Cassens, Yury Darashkevich, Lynelle Forrest, E.B. Fromkes, TD Gillispie, Sarah Knouse, Lauren Shapiro, Amber Dawn Tutwiler and Gabriela Witis.

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A house made out of undergarments by TD Gillispie

“Of particular intrigue to me is the woven doily,” said Sarah Knouse. “As an object of inheritance, I find it both endearing and alienating. The doily’s traditional function was to absorb oils from the human body in order to protect finer furniture and surroundings from the wear of daily life – a sheath of sorts. The work Cerement imagines the doily as a second skin or membrane between these conflicting realms of romanticism and reality.”

The exhibit was curated by Associate Professor Jacques De Beaufort and Art Gallery Specialist Karla Walter.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/ArtGalleryPBG

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