Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From U-Idaho MFA Students

Wednesday, April 10 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho master of fine arts degree candidates in an MFA Exhibit April 12 through May 4. An opening reception will take place at the gallery on Friday, April 12, from 5-8 p.m.

This exhibit will feature work from eight participants, all with unique art styles. The media vary from print and painting to sculptures and video.

“This exhibit really emphasizes the possibilities of scale. Work from the finest minutia up to large wall and room works challenge the viewer to see the work from its smallest detail to greatest impact,” said Roger Rowley, director of the Prichard Art Gallery.

Boris Pelcer’s specialties include painting and illustrating by inspiring curiosity and introspective.

Jill Peterson enjoys showing a different side of the Palouse by painting abandoned buildings and items left behind. She uses heightened value and contrast to set a realist mood in her paintings.

Nellie Lutz looks into the connection between loss and gain with the connection of the two with sculptures. These ideas turn into nostalgic objects carefully wrapped in yarn.

Don Johnson brings his memories of beautiful architecture in Italy to life with his paintings. He breaks down his original sketches and memories to make them into simple shapes and abstract compositions.

The beauty of the night is captured in paintings from Charles Dodoo. His paintings tell a story of nighttime encounters with local landscape with an abstract style.

Denise Bennett uses video and photography to bring light to the tension of documentation and fiction.

Daniel Sorenson challenges the viewer’s understanding of human interaction and how people dismiss or engage one another based on eye contact with portraiture paintings. He uses inspiration from the paintings of Old Masters to create drawings and paintings.

Natiya Kuznetsova explores the contrast between Eastern and Western approaches to making artwork. She creates her own interpretations and illustrations of the book, “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk.

The Prichard Art Gallery hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 pm. The Gallery is closed Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information is available at
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