University of Tampa art exhibit examines human connections to nature

Humanature art exhibit hosted at University of Tampa.
Humanature art exhibit hosted at University of Tampa. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
In a recent show, titled "Humanature — The 2016 BFA Exhibition," the University of Tampa displayed work from five student artists.

The exhibit ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, with a reception held for graduates on Dec. 16.

The five students whose artwork was part of the exhibit each graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program; each piece of art was created with the theme of humanity and nature's cultural integration and separation.

The works featured a variety of ceramics, photography, printing, sculpture, digital art, oil painting, assemblage, pyrography and installation.

Jamie Stubkjaer worked with oil paintings, attempting to convey time-based concepts. In addition, Michelle Speaker contributed photographic landscapes. Jill Crandall's work looked into the human body as a platform for sharing information and communication.

Kathleen Bell's work was a commentary on how a person's experiences can shape who he or she is, and Nina Rivera investigated the concept of domesticated wilderness and how tamed hybrid animals bring out the human desire to connect with other species.

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