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Senior Art Exhibition: Annie Elkington, Sonja Lea, & Sofia Payne


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The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Studio Art and Art History Departments are pleased to present Annie Elkington ’18, Sonja Lea ’18, and Sofia Payne ’18 in the Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.

By converging her native Texan and Australian identity, Annie Elkington presents her exhibition, "Tulip Dreams." Based on “the dreamtime,” a traditional Aboriginal belief system, this interactive installation surrounds the audience in childlike whimsy and naiveté. She intends for this experience to revive the viewer’s sense of innocence and wonder associated with childhood.

In her exhibition entitled "Conjectures from the Cradle" Sonja Lea paints and draws portraits from photographic mementos, manipulating them through cropping, blurring, changes of scale, and painterly effects to challenge and deconstruct cultural notions of childhood and adolescence. “My work alters the imagery and personas associated with childhood and adulthood, inviting viewers to inspect the social construction of these stages of life, the jarring transition between them and the impact of age-specific social expectations on their own lives.”

Sofia Payne’s exhibition "Hidden Tails" began as an exploration of her heritage as a Mexican American which has evolved into a personal mission to revisit rich and vivid mythologies that were told long before colonization of the Americas. Through the use of expressive ceramic animal sculptures these indigenous narratives are retold to delight, inspire, and reinforce their significance in humanity’s history.

The exhibition opens on April 17th with an artists’ reception occurring on April 19th from 5:00-6:30pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

April 17- April 22
12 – 5pm | Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery