Department of Art and Art History exhibiting artist Ashlyn Pope will give a public lecture about her artwork and topics related to race and gender Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Garland Hall 308 at 2:00 p.m.  The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Gender and Race Studies, and is in conjunction with Pope’s exhibition in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery this month. Ashlynn Pope at work

Ashlyn Pope makes wheel thrown and hand built ceramic pottery that narrates her own memories and the memories of other victims of abuse through their journey of self-discovery. Her work is influenced by the culturally related and narrative properties of the African American quilt. Her work is also inspired by woodblock prints by which she uses a similar technique to produce powerful, moving images in clay.

Conversations opens tomorrow, November 3, and runs through November 22 and is part of a dual exhibition with Chris Staley. Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Art Night, November 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery, 109 Woods Hall.

Ashlyn Pope is a ceramic and printmaking artist from the Atlanta area. Currently she works as an instructor in ceramics at the ART Station, a non-profit, professional arts center that brings arts to citizens of all social, cultural, ethnic, and economic standing. Pope received the BFA in ceramics and printmaking from Kennesaw State University in 2013 and the AA degree in fashion design from Bauder College in 2007. Ashlyn Pope’s visit is generously sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Gender and Race Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences. Ashlynn Pope’s website is here.

Ashlynn Pope in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. Ashlynn Pope at work in her studio. Sella-Granata Art Gallery. Ashlynn Pope in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery.

Chris Staley | Ashlynn Pope exhibition at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 2016 Ashlynn Pope in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. Ashlynn Pope at work

Image Credits: all images courtesy of the artist
Contact: Assistant Professor Matt Mitros, Chair, Sella-Granata Art Gallery: matthew.t.mitros@ua.edu or (205) 348-1889.

Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.