NACOGDOCHES, Texas – An exhibition showcasing the work of five graduating students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art is showing now through Dec. 1 in the Art Building just off of Wilson Drive and adjacent to the SFA Mast Arboretum on campus.
Works exhibited in the front gallery include solargraphs by Joshua Mokry of Houston; digital and watercolor tattoo flashes by Ericka Bates of Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia; paintings by Ethan Donart of Sugar Land; and paintings and projection artworks by Charles Oliveri of Lufkin The photography by Ariana Sessoms of Mansfield is exhibited in exit hall gallery.
Artworks in The BFA Group Exhibition reflect a culmination of time spent and learned at SFA with the help and guidance of faculty in the art program. The show marks the students’ final exhibit as undergraduates and is one of the last steps for the School of Art class of 2020.
One of the series, titled “8 Months,” showcases “solargraphs” which are long-duration images of the sun’s path captured by pinhole cameras made out of paint cans. As the paper in the cameras age, mold starts to grow over its surface. The artist, Joshua Mokry, said, “I wanted to create something during this pandemic about this pandemic. It’s an anxious and trying time for everyone, and I want to convey that feeling with this series. It’s about my time spent during the early stages of 2020 and that anxious growth that built up as the days passed by.”
Social distancing of at least six feet apart by patrons will be required when viewing artwork. Admission is free.
For more information about the SFA School of Art, call (936) 468-4804.