The “Suspension” exhibit showcased hanging and three- dimensional wall art March 13 in the Black Box Gallery. The opening reception was free of charge and open to the public.
The show’s only requirement was that entered art must either hang from the ceiling or protrude from the wall. No two-dimensional pieces were accepted.
Applicants were allowed to enter work of any medium without content restrictions or requirements.
The three-dimensional works were made out of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, paper, foam core board, found objects, Styrofoam cups and receipts.
The artwork that occupied the Black Box space hung throughout the room, allowing viewers to walk around all sides of them.
Conway artist and former UCA professor Gene Hatfield juried the exhibit. Hatfield lives on Donaghey Avenue and has a collection of sculptural art showcased on his lawn.
First place, second place, third place and honorable mention awards were given out.
The first place winner was awarded a punch card to The Locals, a coffee shop in downtown Conway.
Junior Macy Callahan won first place for her mobile “Psalm 37:24, John 10:28.”
Second place went to the two-dimensional design class for their collaborated hanging sculpture, “Geometric Jungle.”
Junior Joshua Hall said the class wanted to do something with panels so each student could have a part.
“After a lot of planning and trial and error, we decided we wanted the hanging panels to have a two-dimensional look on a three dimensional plane,” he said.
Third place went to junior Missy Fowler for her mobile “Broken Lines.”
Freshman Jessica Slover won honorable mention for her three- dimensional wall sculpture “Tail Light,” which was constructed entirely from foam core board.
Other artists included in the show were sophomore Tyler Burton for his wood sculpture “Honda,” sophomore Melissa Deerman with her work “Butterfly” and graduate student Donald Wortman with “Poopie and Friends.”
Sophomore and Black Box Co-Director Alison Swanson said the show was successful due to the artwork’s cohesiveness and that the works tie together well due to their hanging element. She also expressed the importance of putting on this type of exhibit.
“Most galleries prominently display works that are two dimensional, such as paintings and drawings,” she said. “The Black Box felt that it was important for our three- dimensional minded students to have an opportunity to showcase their work.”
The exhibit will remain on display and open for viewing during Black Box hours through March 31.
The next exhibit will be an all call color show emphasizing the usage and prominence of bright colors. Applications to the color show will be accepted through April 1.