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BFA senior exhibition to open Dec. 6 in Foster Gallery

November 30, 2012
 "Becca," digital photography by Kimberly Roffers.
 "Averted (W)Reckonings — Meat," oil on canvas by Jimmy Palmer.

EAU CLAIRE — Eight University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seniors who are candidates for bachelor of fine arts degrees will display their works in a BFA senior exhibition from Dec. 6-16 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 7.

Nate Engen, Eau Claire, will exhibit works that include graphic designs printed from ink jet, relief print, watercolor, photography and electronic media.

"While I take art and artistic techniques seriously and continually strive to grow, I allow myself to still be influenced by those artists who grabbed my attention as a child," Engen said.

Grace Fechner, Burnsville, Minn., will exhibit two separate series of acrylic and mixed media paintings.

"One of the series is about time and sequence inspired by everyday suburban, middle class routine," Fechner said. "The other series is about disconnect in human and spiritual relationships.

Mathias Hughey, Lodi, will exhibit mixed media and found object sculpture and installation. His work is concerned with the politics at the intersection of the individual and collective experience.

Sara Meyer, Clayton, will exhibit a series of photographic works.

Jamie Nelson, Edina, Minn., will exhibit digital prints with sculptural objects.

"I am interested in the human body and the way society deals with it," Nelson said. Jimmy Palmer, Wausau, will exhibit oil paintings on canvas.

"My work addresses the destructive impact society has on the physical world," Palmer said.

Annie Rademacher, White Bear Lake, Minn., will exhibit digitally created images and type.

"My show is a combination of digitally created images and type that seeks to explain and challenge people's perceptions of what graphic design is," Rademacher said.

Kimberly Roffers, Ashland, will exhibit photographs. She said her work is influenced by where her life is right now.

"I'm on the verge of being finished with the lifestyle that I'm comfortable with," Roffers said. "I'm going to be given endless possibilities for my life's direction, I don't want to get stuck choosing the wrong path."

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends.

For more information about gallery exhibits, contact Tom Wagener, Foster Gallery director, at or 715-836-2328.



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