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Opening Reception: Perception, Perspective, and Power

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Perception, Perspective, and Power is the fifth annual Lasting Legacy exhibition curated by the Class of 2019 art history majors.

In this exhibition, the relationships between artist, viewer, subject, and medium are investigated. Diving into questions of identity, power differences, and positionality, we can see how visual culture is shaped as well as how it shapes us. In this exhibition, we examine how the gaze affects works of art and uncovers relationships between the artist and subject. Additionally, we consider the way in which these relationships tells us something about our society.

These works from the Flaten Art Museum collection were chosen for their treatment of the subject in their adherence, subversion, and rejection of typical representations of power differences within society, exposing such dynamics through the works individually as well as in juxtaposition with one another.