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2020 Hamblet Award Winner and Vanderbilt Alum, Rebecca Arp returns to Space 204 with solo exhibition in January 2022

Posted by on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in News and Events.

Pressing Pearls in My Fists sees the return of Rebecca Arp (VU ’20) to the campus of Vanderbilt University and the halls of the Department of Art.  Her solo exhibition runs through January 13 through February 10,  2022 in Space 204, the contemporary art gallery housed in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center. A closing recepiton is scheduled for February 10, 2022 from 4PM to 6PM (CST) in Space 204.

Graduating from Vanderbilt University in May 2020, Arp received the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award.  Since 1984, the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award has helped build the Department of Art and allows  a graduating senior art major the funds to travel and create for the year following their graduation. As the final component of the award, recipients return to Space 204 for a solo exhibition.

courtesy of the artist, Rebecca Arp

Rebecca Arp (she/her) is a lesbian interdisciplinary artist concerned with emotion, memory, ritual, and spirituality seen through the lens of her experiences as a queer woman raised in the rural Midwest. She often uses materials and motifs associated with the family, the home, and the church—as well as barriers and filters to participation and acceptance in those structures. Arp is interested in constructing compositions that invert the traditionally hard and soft; exploring the nuances of interpersonal relationships and the relationship with the self; and capturing the personal quotidian with sincerity that lends to broad applications. She works in sculpture, video, stained glass, painting, and works on paper.

RebeccaArp (’97) received her BA in Studio Art from Vanderbilt University (2020) where she was awarded the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Grant. This grant provides funds for international travel and research culminating in a solo exhibition at Vanderbilt University in January 2022. Recently, Arp was an Artist-In-Residence at Das Institut Für alles Mögliche and Officina in Berlin, Germany. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Learn more about Rebecca and her work at her website:
Rebecca Art Website

Gallery information
Space 204 exhibitions are free.

Gallery Hours are Mondays thru Thursdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Off campus visitors, please email to schedule a gallery viewing during gallery hours or inquire about after hours visits.


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