Exhibition:    “It’s There, I Swear:” Sydney Ewerth MA ExhibitionSydney Ewerth, "Indexical Tracings & More Big Words," clay, vinyl and acrylic, 2015
Dates:             February 1-12, 2016
Where:           The University of Alabama, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall
Reception:    Thursday, February 4, 5-7 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present Sydney Ewerth’s master of arts exhibition,“It’s There, I Swear,” February 1 through 12, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. There will be a reception Thursday, February 4, 5-7 p.m. in the gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend.

View a slideshow of the exhibition on Flickr.com
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Atlanta native Sydney Ewerth received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) in Augusta, Georgia. During her candidacy for the MFA at the University of Alabama, she has taught and assisted classes in various topics of ceramics and drawing. In 2015, Ewerth was juried into five ceramics exhibitions from New York state to Louisiana. She won an honorable mention in the Lux Center for the Arts’ Mug Shots Juried Exhibition in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and secretary of UA’s student organization, Crimson Clay.

Ewerth describes the sculptures in this exhibition as coming out of her “oscillating sense of identity and daily insecurities.” That self-image has led her to “connect and create a physical dialogue between lived and imagined space.” She continues, “Physical mapping of line and shadow reflect dissonant repetition and my interpretation of true and secret self. Exposing the cross section of a fantastical vibrant landscape or investigating the dependency between objects growing out of both sides of a plane intrigue me. Bright colors and a crude touch present a humorous front that mask coy, obsessive behaviors.”

Ewerth’s website is here: http://sydney-ewerth.squarespace.com/.

A thesis exhibition is one of the requirements for the successful completion of the Master of Arts program. For more information about the graduate programs of the UA Department of Art and Art History, visit these links: http://art.ua.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/

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) 348-2783 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.