The Nature of Spirit- Missy Cory and Shelley Jund
April 22 - May 27, 2018
Inspired by contemplation of the micro- and macrocosm and how each is perceived on physical and spiritual levels, Missy Cory and Shelley Jund are interested in overlapping themes that bridge the gap between art and science. Conceptually, Cory and Jund share common threads throughout their work; however, their interpretations impart their own unique slants.
Cory’s work focuses on the transformative effect of experienced moments and places that shape us by collecting and integrating site-specific photographs, samples and drawings--most recently from geologically significant locations in Idaho, Iceland and Sweden—and working more abstractly with the hazy softness of encaustic. Jund’s work, more illustrative and featuring the glassy sharpness of resin, examines organisms, bones, fossils, and micro/macro phenomena by comparing different physical realms and suggested states of consciousness: the cosmic and a higher frequency; the terrestrial and an earthly, wakeful state; the aquatic and a dreamtime with ancient memories.
In The Nature of Spirit, Cory and Jund demonstrate the possibility of dynamic contrasts between contemplation of systematic, scientific study and more intuitive, spiritual knowledge.
Student Union Trueblood Gallery, Boise State University
Tuesday April 24th, 2018 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
Image Credits: Missy Cory, Castle Peak, 2018, mixed media on canvas, Shelley Jund, Remembering the Mindfulness of Flight, 2018, resin and mixed media on panel
The Trueblood Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.