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Bapst Exhibits

Amidst: Mixed Media Works Focusing on the Notion of Social, Physical, and Spiritual Disengagement in Public Spaces

by Sammy Chong, visiting Jesuit Lecturer in the Fine Arts Department

February 04-28, 2013, reception Tuesday, February 5, 4:00-6:00pm

exhibit poster

Sammy Chong’s recent body of work focuses on the notion of social, physical, and spiritual disengagement in public spaces. Shopping malls, airports, and train stations connote forms of solitude, linked to the ever-expanding conglomeration of modern society. By leaving painted sections of seemingly banal scenes in oils and acrylics on Plexiglas panels, Chong invites the viewer to gain awareness of the meditative nature of being both immersed and removed from the activity around us.

About the Student Art Gallery

In the spring of 2004, Bapst Art Library became the host for the first ever Boston College student art gallery. The gallery is a joint endeavor of the Bapst Art Library, the Fine Arts Department, and ArtVision, a student group for the promotion of the arts on campus. The gallery features a range of media including painting, sketches, watercolors, photography, and ceramic sculptures. Students plan, jury, hang, and manage several exhibits throughout the year.

Note: This gallery is not longer in use.

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