The Fall 2019 Honors in Art Exhibition is presented by senior art + design major Morgan Petitpas. The art + design department’s Honors in Art is an opportunity for seniors to pursue a one or two semester research or studio project. This opportunity is awarded to no more than two students in any academic year.
“My art-making process is fueled by trains of thought, shifting tracks frequently and taking me in unexpected directions. Themes I gravitate towards include balance, the unconscious mind, mathematics, dependence, sensuality, isolation, spirituality, consumerism, and a sense of wonder. I try to maintain a level of ambiguity to allow the viewer to bring their own associations and experiences to the work. Born in New Orleans and raised in Ipswich, MA, I have been actively making art for five years. A childhood spent in the woods and at antique stores led me to develop a strong fascination with strange and beautiful objects. When I’m not making art I’m memorizing pi, studying mycology, leaving notes in books, and finding four-leafed clovers.” – M. Petitpas
This exhibit runs November 6-27. Join us for an Artist Talk with Petitpas on November 13 at 12:30pm, followed by a reception at 2:00pm. There will be a Gallery Talk on November 20 at 12:30pm.
The Winfisky Gallery is located in the Ellison Campus Center at Salem State University. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The Winfisky Gallery will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.