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Rotating Exhibits


Recent paintings by Sara Dismukes

April 24 - August 22
Closing Reception: August 22, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk with Sara Dismukes and Dr. Kenyon Holder: August 21, 12:30 p.m.

a dilapidated motel sign on a barren landscape

Image: Vacancy, Greenriver, Utah

Artist statement

We all move back and forth between public and private spaces. Rather than call attention to the origin or the destination, I pay attention to what is found along the way. I am compelled by the social mediation of landscape, and how desire and disregard are manifested in objects and spaces over time. I am influenced by the legacy of landscape painting, of Manifest Destiny, and its current expression in our built and natural environment. My work celebrates the things we pass by, often unnoticed, while moving about our day. I am interested in entropy as well as the growth that is its companion. Close observation of the patterns and structures in nature, as well as the rhythm of its seasonal cycles, is an enthusiasm and an influence. I see tenacity and resilience within these systems and feel deeply connected to them. There are relationships to environment and climate, globalization, economic collapse, among other contemporary issues of both public and private concern.

Sara Dismukes is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator based in Montgomery. She has been part of TROY’s Department of Art and Design since 2006.

Spring Thesis 2024

Multimedia Works by Graduating Students and Designers 

May 1 - September 5
Thesis Reception: May 6, 5-7 p.m.

Image of Spring Thesis banner with student work featured in background.

This senior thesis is showcasing the class of Spring 2024 from TROY's Art and Design department. This Exhibition includes work by Reanna Thompson, David Saner, Emily Cousins, Laken Lee, Shuyue Du, Cayla Weightman, Dean Dupuis, Jade Simpson, Tristen Broadnax, Sydney Burlingame, Peyton Lawrence, Amelia Nettles, Anna Gordon, Abigail Wilson, Anna Mitchell, Jared Hester, Nathan Hobbs, Grace Kish, Howard Purvee, and Laura Phelps. 

Spring Thesis Promo Video 2024





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