The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the Southern Oregon University Center for the Humanities 2016-2017 Campus Theme.
Schneider Museum of Art Director Scott Malbaurn selected Kelly Worman, a curator based out of New York and London to develop the Shapes of Curiosity exhibition. Director Scott Malbaurn states, “It is a mission that we visit often, to improve our arts ecology by bringing artists and curators in for critical dialogue and to expose our talented artists here in Oregon to those beyond our borders. By bringing in Kelly Worman, our faculty get an opportunity to present their ideas visually and verbally to a curator who may want to work with them again in the future.” [...]
Curator Worman states that the exhibition “lives within the campus-wide theme, Shapes of Curiosity, which is quite appropriate. An insatiable curiosity is the driving force for dedicated educators and artists alike. The Creative Arts faculty is keenly aware of the importance of curiosity within artistic inquiry in the formulation of knowledge. Curiosity plays an important role in learning. In fact, they go hand-in-hand: it is the itch of wanting to know more or to understand, which inevitably uncovers what we think we know, or make us aware of what we do not know. This process leads to new ways of thinking and seeing.”
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website