Catapult May Exhibit: ‘Fritos: The Collapse of Abstraction’

Catapult Atrium 2016Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their May exhibition, “Fritos: The Collapse of Abstraction,” of the First Friday on the month, May 6.

 The exhibition will feature the work of 11 Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art student artists and will be displayed at Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Through objects and ideas, the exhibition creates a dialog investigating the confluence of life and abstraction.

Channeling Shel Silverstein, printmaker Terry Davis tackles the human condition and relationships between futility and the consequences of action. Using subtle detail and thoughtful expression, Davis’ figures introduce and inhabit a world both possible and magical.

Lauren Mann’s paintings delicately elicit a sense of change and the deconstruction of form. Through color, brushwork and imagery, the artist creates relationships between biomorphic shapes that contradict the hierarchical nature of humanity.

As part of a program to promote community-based and integrated art making, each of these artists has been awarded studio space at Catapult Creative House. The exhibition will showcase a range of work from the individual artists that highlights their personal and professional artistic explorations as a part of the Southeast Missouri art community. These artists explore the physicality of the human condition, its relationship to nature and the role of art in contemporary society. In addition to the exhibition, visitors are welcome to tour the studio spaces, view ongoing projects and engage with the artists.

In connection with the exhibition reception, the Catapult Creative House Student Studio artists and Catapult jewelry artists are proud to present their Studio Pop-Up Shop. This Pop-Up retail space offers visitors the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind prints, handmade jewelry, whimsical cards, ceramics, and additional unique works of art created by the participating artists.

The exhibition reception is scheduled for May 6 from 5-9 p.m., and is located on the second floor of Catapult Creative House.