UA Art Student Creates Moments in Painting and Sculpture

APR 7-16 First Friday reception, Moment | Momento: Jamie Reschke BFA Exhibition, Harrison Galleries, 6-9 pmJamie Reschke, image for "Moment|Momento"

Harrison Galleries will host an exhibition by University of Alabama BFA major Jamie Reschke, April 7 through April 16 in downtown Tuscaloosa. Moment | Momento opens with a reception on First Friday, April 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

In this exhibition, Reschke intends to capture an ephemeral moment of experience, creating a “momento,” the Italian word for “moment,” for the future, in her two- and three-dimensional art. “My sculptures are figurative glimpses of vulnerability cast into bronze…I use the figure to capture unseen moments I have experienced and overcome.” Art-making also becomes an activity connecting her to others as she incorporates the images of people she meets in her travels into her work, in both painting and sculpture. About working on this exhibition in her last year at UA, Reschke said, “This whole process has taught me a lot about myself, my abilities and the value of the important moments we experience in our lives. Through this body of work, I hope the viewer experiences their own moment with my art.”

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jamie Reschke transferred to The University of Alabama from Huntingdon College in the fall of 2015. She is a candidate for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017; her major concentration is painting and her secondary concentration is sculpture. She has participated in numerous regional art exhibitions including Annual West Alabama Juried Shows in Tuscaloosa in 2015 and 2016 and Annual BFA Juried Exhibitions at UA in 2015 and 2016. She curated the exhibition, Intimacy: Enrico Berni, at the Ganzo Cultural and Gastronomic Association at Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy; and co-curated the UA student sculpture exhibition, QUICKTURNAROUND, at the UA Gallery in Tuscaloosa. Reschke has had internships at the Florence University of the Arts (Florence, Italy) and the Montgomery (Ala.) Museum of Fine Arts. She was awarded the Ann D. Lary Scholarship, the Windgate Charitable Foundation Endowed Studio Arts Scholarship. She received the David Larson Student Award at the 49th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition. After graduation, Reschke hopes to earn a master’s degree in art history and continue in museum studies.

Harrison Galleries is located at 2315 University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa and is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5:00 pm, and by appointment. Please call (205) 464-0054 to check for updates to the exhibition schedule.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional degree for the artist; it is also the foundation for the master’s program in studio art at UA. For more information about the BFA degree and our other degree programs in the UA Department of Art and Art History, go to this page or contact the department at (205) 348-5967.