University Art Galleries hosts ‘Generalizing from Rare Examples: Work by Kristina Estell’ at John A. Day Gallery

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota is hosting the first exhibition of the semester, “Generalizing from Rare Examples: work by Kristina Estell,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 1 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

In addition to the exhibition, which runs through Tuesday, Sept. 27, a presentation by the artist and an opening reception is scheduled at 5 p.m. on Sept. 1. Both the exhibition and reception, presented by the Student Art Association, are free and open to the public.

In “Generalizing from Rare Examples,” installation artist Kristina Estell presents conceptual art that explores themes like object utility, protection and the demarcation of territories. Estell creates sculptural work with found objects and fabric as well as two-dimensional works on paper. In her installations, Estell creates new gestures with objects and spaces, dismantling function and allowing the viewer to explore new ideas about our environment and the things contained within it.

Download a photo of Kristina Estell’s installation “Reflection, Untitled.” For more information about University Art Galleries, please go to


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 198 undergraduate and 79 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hailie Warren
USD News