School of Art Presents M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition With Esther Nooner: 'Modified Landscapes'

Geometric Landscape III
Esther Nooner

Geometric Landscape III

The School of Art at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition with Esther Nooner: 'Modified Landscapes.'

Fine Arts Center Gallery is hosting Nooner's thesis exhibition March 15-23.

Modified Landscapes is a photographic exploration of nature representations. Nooner examines landscapes rooted in romantic ideologies that have historically been portrayed as idealized untouched scenes. She sees a disproportionate view on the stability of our envirionment.

Through manipulated photographs, the artist intends the exhibition to not only question the image as information but also how the effect of our decisions add artifice to the environment we inhabit.  

The exhibition visually articulates Nooner's own point of view and curiosity, a skill set learned through her graduate journey. Achieving this goal was the initial motive in pursuing a M.F.A. Degree.

Nooner considers her experience at the School of Art as the platform for her studio practice and professional career.

Her experience as a teaching assistant, observing various professors and their teaching styles has set the stage for her own teaching philosophy. Nooner will be looking to continue teaching upon graduation.

In addition to teaching, she is applying for artist residencies that will guide the momentum coming out of her thesis year and expanding her research and studio practice into the professional realm.

Experience Modified Landscapes March 15-23 at the Fine Art Center Gallery. Opening reception will be the first day of the exhibit at 6:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Kayla Crenshaw, director of communications
School of Art


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