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Exhibition Season 2018-2019

Mission Statement of Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

The purpose of the Student Union Fine Art Exhibitions Program is to display a variety of art media and to provide challenging and interesting work while encouraging an aesthetic understanding. All exhibitions and gallery receptions are free and open to the public.

Current  Exhibitions

Khara Oxier, Symbiosis, 2018, oil over spray paint on canvas

Osmosis: New Works by Khara Oxier

January 13- February 24, 2019

Drawing from her background in anthropology, Khara Oxier works to integrate concepts of human evolution, development, causation and adaptation. Her abstracted figures draw attention to the fluctuation subjective consciousness which actively involves a deep internal dialogue with external environments. These stylistic dualities create a multivalent viewing experience and Oxier’s mental environments encourage consideration of comfort in change, internal conflict, cyclical thought and the complexities of life.

Exhibition Location

Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception

Tuesday January 15, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist Talk 

Thursday, January January 24th, 6:00-7:00 PM, Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking for this event only is provided in the Lincoln Garage courtesy of SUB Fine Arts.

Khara Oxier will explicate her own understanding of her work and offer you a unique space to hear directly from the artist. She is a former United States Marine and a graduate of Boise State University with a BA degree in Anthropology. During her time at Boise State University she received a traumatic head injury and soon after began painting frequently. Her experiences being a Marine and her studies of Anthropology are seen in her artwork, which focuses on cycles and changes and to power and systems.  This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

A speaker series on the topic of Art and Neuroscience is associated with this exhibition. Please visit finearts.boisestate.edu for a list of hosted conversations in the Student Union Building.

Mark W. McGinnis, Untitled 162, 2018, acrylic on panel

The Unfolding of the Untitled

Mark W. McGinnis

January 27th- March 3rd, 2019

Reviving his textural techniques from the 1980s and 1990s, Mark W. McGinnis presents a sampling of the evolution of his untitled paintings and small sculptures created from 2016 to the present. Inspired by early Modernists and Euclidean geometry, the artwork morphs from one stylistic phase to another. The non-objective content encourages the viewer to enjoy the color, shape, and texture for what it is rather than associative imagery or meaning.

Exhibition Location

Student Union Trueblood Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception

Tuesday January 29th, 2019 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

Image Credits: Mark W. McGinnis, Untitled 162, 2018, acrylic on panel

The Trueblood Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Entropy, Rachael Mayer, Eclipse, Printmaking Students, and Dualistic Desires, by Monica Bright, March 3-April 3, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Sketchy Somethings, works by Dejah Devereaux, March 10-May 12, 2019 in Trueblood Gallery

MFA Student Showcase, April 7-April 12, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Sculptures by D’Arcy Bellamy, April 13- May 12, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

40th Idaho Watercolor Society, June 2-June 27, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Past Exhibitions