VERMILLION, S.D. – Jacob Dugas and Klaire B. L. Pearson, graduate students at the University of South Dakota, will present their Masters of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Perception: Perspective” at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee College of Fine Arts from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8.
"Perception: Perspective" features a combination of prints and monumental paintings. Dugas' large-scaled silkscreen prints demonstrate the relationships between people and the congested world. His subjects participate in a world of constant connection where a moment in the "real" world is not just an isolated experience; everything is intertwined, fractal, and time itself cannot stand still.
Pearson's life-sized oil paintings feature disgruntled women in domestic spaces. These representational portraits show women wearing a combination of modest clothing and provocative footwear to highlight the contrasting expectations women are expected to fulfill in our culture.
The exhibition is free and open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception with surprise entertainment will be held 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and the artwork on display will be available for the public to purchase.