October 3, 2022
3:00 pm / 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center
Building: Visual Arts Center
Room: Carroll Art Gallery
Event Type: Academic
Calendar: College of Arts and Media-School of Art & Design
Convergent will be open to the public from Monday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 21, in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery, located in the Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Ave. in downtown Huntington. The works showcase a shared yet diverse presentation of identity formation as the artists demonstrate connections between outward influences and experiences in the creation of their personal identity.
“Convergent names a state of coming closer together,” said Gallery Director Jamie Platt. “In this show, layers of things converge. Firstly, the exhibition brings together works by three artists living in Texas, North Carolina, and Michigan. Secondly, each artist explores the way person, social, and cultural forces come together continually in the ever-evolving formation of an individual's identity. Finally, visitors to the gallery become part of the conversation.”
The exhibition displays the works of artists Michael Hubbard, Parker Reinekker and Stafford Smith. Through the use of photographs, paintings and collages, the artists explore the links between their environments to the formation of identity of oneself.
“My hope is that learning about others' experience of identity formation will inspire visitors to consider the forces that shape their own identities,” Platt said.
The public is invited to an artist talk and closing reception on Thursday, Oct. 20.Michael Hubbard will talk about his work at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 209 of the Visual Arts Center. Following the talk, guests can join Hubbard in the Carroll Gallery for a reception from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Carroll Gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.