Clemson University

MFA Thesis Art Exhibit - Refiguring: reclamation of self and space

Featuring works by Sam Shamard, Jackie Ta and Huan LaPlante 

Nov. 14–22 • M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Lee Gallery
Artist Talks & Reception: F, Nov. 18, 5–7 p.m.

MFA Thesis Candidates Huan LaPlante, Sam Shamard and Jackie Ta stretch across a broad field of content in the work they create and share in their processes an act of healing through making. This collection of work focuses on creating immersive or meditative spaces as an act of unification and reclamation. The artists elicit imagery ranging from vibrant life to quiet death through a variety of formats. Bustling streetscapes, headless figures and replicas of animal bones are assembled and deconstructed to invite the viewers to refigure their perceptions of bodily existence. Claiming agency, responsibility to heritage and a sense of the ever-fluid nature of being, Refiguring: reclamation of self and space provides an experiential window into the artists’ lived realities.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall
213 Fernow St Clemson, South Carolina 29634

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Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits, CVA, Galleries & Showcases

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General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents/Guests, Undergraduate, All Audiences, Postdocs


College of Architecture, Art and Construction, Art, Center for Visual Arts - CVA, Lee Gallery, Centers and Institutes




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