Growth Within Identities: Recent Work by Sarah Hughes and Carmen Tam

Friday, September 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Kadema Hall
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"The seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs that are typically surrounded by some brightly colored petals and a green sepal." My work is an examination of the different forms herbs, and the blossoming produced from it. I use various forms of flowers and plants to create a sensual desire. Incorporating vivid colors and portraits, altering them is a way of questioning the character and aspiration formed within. -Carmen Tam

Whenever I create art I am attempting to make a statement about the nature of humanity. It's meant to help one shed the labels that society places upon them and to truly make the viewer ponder who and what they are. In other words it is meant to trigger inward reflection. The quiet contemplation that accompanies exploration of the self, and the burst of emotion that follows. This work is meant to explore the idea that the body is nothing but a vessel. A container that stores our true self. To me, the vessel is negligible, but the internal defines our very being. My hope is that 'A Soul in a Vessel of Gore' depicts these ideas, or at lease triggers some sort of self reflection. -Sarah Hughes

The R.W. Witt gallery is located in Kadema Hall on the CSUS campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 - 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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