2021 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition Featuring works by Katie Prock and Kaila Rutherford

Kaila Rutherford, "3000", 2021

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Image Above: Kaila Rutherford, 3000, 2021


OPENING: 2021 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition Featuring works by Katie Prock and Kaila Rutherford

Kaila Rutherford will exhibit several works from “Deconstructing Cartography,” a series of mixed media collages combining maps, colored inks, and thin laser cut wood. Her use of cartography and mapping structures investigates memories and human relationships with place and location. All of the works employ collaged or dissected maps as a base upon which the artist adds abstract and free-flowing ink pours that suggest a contrast between the physical and natural environment and the regulated and precise details of maps.

Works by Katie Prock and Kaila Rutherford works by Katie Prock and Kaila Rutherford
Images (L-R): Kaila Rutherford, Tunnels, 2021; Katie Prock, Nameless Women, 2020; Katie Prock, Kitchen Window, 2019

Katie Prock will present several works from “Yesterday We Were Girls,” an ongoing project that explores her past within a strict Mennonite family and community. Prock combines photographs from her family albums with current images she creates of the women and domestic environments of her childhood memories. In this intimate body of work, Prock alters her photographs by adding and removing visual and written information. Through fragmenting, tearing, and sewing back together, she reveals the disjointed sensations and selectivity of memory.

The exhibition will continue until Friday, July 30, but will be available by appointment only by calling the University Galleries Office at 561-297-2661.

Florida Atlantic University COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (including older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions) are encouraged to avoid in-person events and gatherings. FAU requires that visitors to campus wear face coverings at all times and physical distancing must be observed at all indoor and outdoor events and gatherings. Numbers will be limited for visitors to the Galleries during exhibition open hours.

CURRENTLY OPEN: Ritter Art Gallery, Schmidt Center Gallery   |    GALLERY HOURS: Tue - Fri: 1 - 4 pm /  Saturdays: 1 - 5 pm    |     www.fau.edu/galleries
University Galleries programs are supported by the Isadore and Kelly Friedman University Galleries Fund; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida Council on the Arts; Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Museum Education programs are made possible by the Kaye Arts Integration Endowment.