Special to the Tyler Paper
The work of five University of Texas at Tyler art students on exhibit this week covers many mediums and subjects.
Rachel Anthony, of Lindale, Kiana Buchanan, of Lufkin, Lisa Rachel Horlande, of Tyler, Coy A. Lothrop, of Longview and Jessica Sanders, of Hawkins, completed pieces as part of their work to earn a bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition runs through Friday in the Meadows Gallery in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Through the use of vibrant aluminum braids, Anthony’s work focuses on the molecular construction found in the movement of light to evoke a sense of harmony.
Buchanan’s work implicates past and present cultural issues involving African Americans, specifically dealing with police violence and racial tensions.
Horlander’s paintings are informed by her experiences of observing the formal elements of nature to lead the viewer to share in a moment of transcendence and peace.
Lothrop’s portraits address the power of human connections ‑‑ connections made through seeing yourself in the expressions and features of others, and connections missed through a detached gaze and the behavioral phenomena resulting from the influence of contemporary, social media technologies.
Using ceramic installation, Sanders’ work deals with time and how it is processed through experiences.