USD student art exhibit scheduled at Over Museum

USD student art exhibit scheduled at Over Museum The W.H. Over Museum is pleased to present "Stigma," a show of recent works by University of South Dakota art majors Amanda Murner and Shelly Sayler. "Stigma" can be viewed from April 29 through May 11 at the W.H. Over Museum, in Sletwold Hall, 1110 Ratingen Strasse, Vermillion. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artists at the museum on May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Murner is the daughter of Pat and Bill Murner of Custer. Sayler is the daughter of Barton and Cheryl Sayler of Bismarck, North Dakota. Both students are pursuing their BFA degrees in art. Murner's emphasis is graphic design, and Saylor's emphasis is ceramics. Together, the works on display "create a distinctive conversation, provocative interplay," according to USD Dean of Fine Arts John Day.

Murner's works are a selection of prints created using digital photography, with manipulations made using a variety of design programs. These works were created in an attempt to break the stereotype that graphic designers who have been segregated from the field of fine arts since the invention and use of computers are not artists.

Sayler's works are a variety of distorted forms and vessels.

and negative space, bold colors, and crisp clean designs.

Sayler's works are a variety of distorted forms and vessels that carry scraffito relating to a series of drawings of the forms themselves. These vessels and the marks they bear beg to be recognized as part of the familiar and yearn to become part of the real.

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