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2021 Hamblet Award Recipient, Emily Kopec returns with new exibintion January 12, 2023

Posted by on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in News and Events.

January 2023 will open the spring semester with a new exhibition, Where You Find Rest, I Keep Watch by artist, Emily Kopec.  The exhibition opens on January 12, 2023 with a reception at 3PM in Space 204, the gallery space on the 2nd floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.

photo credit: Emily Kopec

Kopec’s work and practice is based on reclamation of discarded and found materials exploring the line between deconstruction and reconstruction.  Working predominantly in textile and found-object sculpture, she investigates the interaction between the amorphous mind and physical human body utilizing these materials to represent emotion in the absence of the human body. Object reference the human form, particularly through chairs and upholstery, and materialize the relationship between psychological and physical selves resulting  in a suddenly unfamiliar perception of the object and self.

Kopec is the 2021 Recipient of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, a grant endowed by the Hamblet Family and awarded to one graduating senior art major each academic year.  The award allowed Kopec the funding for a year and half of art based travel, research, and art making culminating in a solo exhibition in Space 204.  Kopec travels to Berlin where she lived and worked at the Tekt residency program.  She currently is based in New York, New York.

photo credit: Emily Kopec

Exhibition Details:
Where You Find Rest, I Keep Watch
Emily Kopec
January 12 – February 10, 2023
Reception: January 12, 2023 at 3PM

All Space 204 exhibitions are free and open to the public.

The Deparment of Art would like to extend our thanks and appreciation the Hamblet Family for their continuous support for our students and their creative endeavors.