UC Professor of Art Selected as Part of National Juried Exhibition
Artwork created by Ray Yeager, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Charleston, will be part of the 32nd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition.
The Art Exhibition is presented by the East Tennessee State University Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries with the Honors College and Women’s Resource Center. It has served as a platform for diverse and innovative contemporary art practices of various media and perspectives since 1985, and attracts artists from all over the country using various media and techniques.
Yeager’s piece is entitled, “Load, Drop, Repeat”.
This year's juror is Dr. Anja Foerschner, an independent curator, photographer and research specialist at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
The P/N 32 will feature work that has resonance with what Dr. Foerschner has developed as curatorial trajectory.
She stated, "Recent political developments in Europe and the US testify to deep-seated divide, high frustration and fear seated in its population. The public discourse is characterized by political and economic themes with humane and cultural issues receiving less attention. The visual arts are pushed into the margins, even though their power as tool for expression of, reflection on, and change of social conditions is undeniable and currently becomes increasingly important. PN32 seeks to exhibit diverse work that reclaim art’s space in our society, especially in times of political/social upheaval; pieces that are created out of concern with cultural, social, economic and political circumstances."