School of Art Presents M.F.A Thesis Exhibition with Anthony Kascak: 'Do you wanna go dancing?'
The interdisciplinary exhibition will be on display at the Fine Arts Center Gallery March 5-13. The closing reception will be March 13, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Do you wanna go dancing? is composed of Kascak's investment in ceramics, photography and digital fabrication, as well as his continuous investigation of the phenomenology of interpersonal relationships.
Kascak's work looks at how the arrangement of fragmented images, ceramic appendages and frames, and manually or digitally fabricated surfaces can orient a viewer's experience and direction of engagement within the exhibition space. He hopes the exhibition will provoke ideas of distance, intimacy, and vulnerability, and how these feelings fluctuate within the audience's own psyche.
Kascak studied studio art and psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, and has always been interested in the importance of self-awareness and mindfulness. He is strongly influenced by personal relationships, experiences, and music. Kascak shares that music is rooted deeply in his work and process including dancing to music in his studio while working. He is continuously searching to see how intuition manifests within studio practice.
"I am very grateful to have the opportunity to attend the University of Arkansas School of Art and have been a witness to the growth of the program firsthand," said Kascak. "I want to express a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped me along the way."
Upon graduation Kascak will apply to artist-in-residency programs and continue to read, write, make and dance.
All are invited to experience Do you wanna go dancing? March 5-13, at the Fine Arts Center Gallery.
- Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kayla Crenshaw, director of communications
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