Exhibit Featuring Work of Five College Student Artists Opens Dec. 1 at Herter Art Gallery

Samiha Tasnim, Untitled (detail), Steel, (variable dimensions)
Samiha Tasnim, Untitled (detail), Steel, (variable dimensions)

AMHERST, Mass. – “Who Am I To Feel So Free?,” an exhibition of work by 13 artists in the Five College Special Topics Studio Art Seminar, will be on view Dec. 1-12 at the Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

An opening reception is being held Friday, Dec. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Over the course of the past semester, each artist has been asked to consider persona, duality, and representation through the intersection of pop culture and fine art. Each artist has followed an individualized path to create new work in painting, sculpture, performance, video, drawing, and dance. In addition, each student has reflected on this process through a series of writing exercises and research. 

The participating artists are Caitlin Blanding, Daria Bobrova, Anastasia Denos, Jackson Glasgow, Haley McDevitt, Mika Obayashi, Greta Poler, Dana Smith, Shuang Su, Noah Tager, Samiha Tasnim, Dylan Wardwell and Lucy Womack.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public and was made possible in part with a grant from the UMass Arts Council and with funds from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Herter Gallery’s regular hours are weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. (closed Saturdays and state holidays)

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