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Virtual Artist Talk: Julia O’Bryan

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join us on Friday, June 24  at 12pm on Facebook for a live artist talk with 2022 Post-Grad Resident, Julia O’Bryan, as her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close. O’Bryan talks with moderator Leslie Mounaime, curator of exhibitions, about her experiences during her time in the Post-Grad Studio #319.

Hear her speak about how his residency inspired his work and process. With a BFA in Ceramics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, hear about her recent explorations in different techniques and how her work has evolved over time.

Julia will be working in Studio #319 for the rest of June.


About Julia:

Julia O’Bryan is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Her work stems from her childhood growing up in southwest Missouri as well as from her struggle with an aggressive auto-immune disease. Her work is an accumulation of her experiences; from her childhood, from her struggle with an aggressive autoimmune disease, all of the things that have made her who she is. Based on the destroying and scarring found throughout her lungs and body from her struggle with her autoimmune disease, the coral is a reflection of the beauty that can be seen through decay. The wide range of color throughout the coral on her work is meant to reflect the passage of time through the “bleaching” effect it creates. Gold accents throughout the work is meant to draw attention to the beauty in the human body over time and the beauty through brokenness that can occur throughout life.



June 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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