'Convergence' exhibition highlights W seniors

 

Mississippi University for Women graduating art majors, from left, Kaylee Ashford of Columbus, Natalie Roper of Crystal Springs, Pauline Pimolle of Marseille, France, Ladanna Jones of Kossuth and Haley Sipes of Ashland have their senior exhibition “Convergence” at The W.

Mississippi University for Women graduating art majors, from left, Kaylee Ashford of Columbus, Natalie Roper of Crystal Springs, Pauline Pimolle of Marseille, France, Ladanna Jones of Kossuth and Haley Sipes of Ashland have their senior exhibition “Convergence” at The W. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

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The capstone exhibition "Convergence" will feature the artwork of five graduating art majors in the Mississippi University for Women Galleries through April 25. The exhibition reception will be Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. 

 

The artists, whose varied artwork will converge for this special exhibition, are Kaylee Ashford, Ladanna Jones, Pauline Pimolle, Natalie Roper and Haley Sipes. 

 

The sole graphic designer in the exhibition is Ashford, from Columbus. As an artist going into a commercial field, she focuses on typographical solutions (lettering design) of layout and fonts and commonly uses of color and illustrations. 

 

Kossuth native Jones will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education this May. While she is trained in a wide variety of media for her teaching career, her artworks in this exhibition are mixed media collages that depict human faces surrounded by animal and nature imagery. Her art explores the possibilities of what lies within the human unconscious mind. 

 

Pimolle, originally from Marseille, France, will feature photographs of portraits and still lifes. Her work synthesizes 19th-century photographic processes, such as cyanotypes and tintypes, and camera equipment with a 21st-century sensibility. The effect is simultaneously nostalgic and contemporary. 

 

Roper, from Crystal Springs, is a ceramicist, whose sculptural vessels reflect her playful personality. Brightly colored, textured appendages, such as cone shapes, extend outward in all directions from the walls of each pot. The color and the movement created through the repetition of texture conveys a lively energy.  

 

Ashland native Sipes offers an installation consisting of several paintings of deep-sea scuba diving and related scenes. The overall content explores familial relationships conveyed through personal symbols, color and arrangement of scenes. Sipes' goal is to preserve the memory of a family member.  

 

The Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  

 

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Design at 662-329-7341 or email bajoyce@muw.edu.

 

 

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