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CU to show art work by Nashville artist Susan Striepe through Dec. 1

Nov. 13, 2015
For Immediate Release


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Artist Susan Striepe will exhibit “Draw
Back,” a collection of sound-based artwork, at Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning
Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky., through Dec. 10.

The exhibit is free and open to
the public including her Artist Talk in the Art building on Nov. 16 from 3 p.m.
until 3:30 p.m. with a reception following from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Although the works are fragile,
they have a playful element that derives from the interaction of  the viewer.

Susan Striepe
Susan Striepe

said, “All the works have the capacity to make some kind of sound, yet they are
simultaneously spatially visual. The works open up the possibilities for us to
consider what sound may look like.”

is exploring the interrelationships between the art object, sound and the
participatory experience of the viewer that allows for the possibility of
unpredictable responses to the art.   

said in her artist statement, “In making these sculptures, my process
incorporated intuitive responses to everyday materials, for example: roof flashing,
funnels, hula-hoops and powdered graphite (powdered pencil lead).

the process and the participatory experience of the completed works open the
artwork to the theoretical ideas of the roles that chance, accident, or the
serendipitous may have contributed to making these works open-ended.”

was born in South Africa and immigrated to America in 1986. She has been a
resident of Nashville since 1988. She has a B.A. in History of Art from the University
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, a B.F.A. in Graphic Design
from Watkins College of Art and Design, an M.A. in Art Education from the University
of Florida and is working on her M.F.A at Maryland Institute College of Art.

was a member of The Plowhaus Cooperative in East Nashville and exhibited with
the group from 2006 to 2012 and on occasions with the Nashville Untitled group
from 2002 to 2012. She volunteers as a docent at the Frist Center for the
Visual Arts in Nashville and teaches at Columbia State Community College.

hours are based on student work-study availability as the gallery is part of
the Art and Design Department hands-on learning experience.  

the gallery is closed when you visit, please see a faculty member in the Art
Building (white building behind the gallery), and they will help you when

University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more
than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees,
five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for
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