Biblio Gallery Exhibit featuring work of Abigail Latham

Jan. 30, 2018, 8 a.m.

Abigail Latham
Abigail Latham

An oil on canvas exhibit entitled Catastrophes in Motion by Abigail Latham is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Latham is a senior in the Painting program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

In describing the exhibition, Latham says:

"Within my work I want to fight my fears with recklessness. This reckless abandon is seen through the perspective of the female. Girls are taught to be cautious and avoid danger, adventure, and impulsive behavior. Fear and recklessness are underlying theme seen through this body of work, specifically acrophobia (fear of heights), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), and xenophobia (fear of the unknown). I explore these fears and the fear of expanding horizons through the chaotic abstraction. My subject matter focuses on that of transient states and a rising sense of chaos. Physically and emotionally overwhelming, “Forces” specifically evokes the sense of standing in a storm. The rapid movement of the brushstrokes and layered paint quality bring out the intense psychological state of catharsis and disarray."

The exhibit will be on display through March 2, 2018.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or the Biblio Gallery exhibition submission.

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