The University of Arkansas Student Gallery (sUgAR) is pleased to announce sUgAR Projects, an exhibition series that will take place at various sites in Northwest Arkansas, throughout the 2012-13 school year. These “pop-up” exhibitions anticipate the gallery’s permanent relocation to Fayetteville. As its name implies, sUgAR is an enterprise of the University of Arkansas, managed and staffed by UA students. Over the past several years, sUgAR has presented a diverse array of exhibitions by students and faculty of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and the Fay Jones School of Architecture Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design, the artistic community of Northwest Arkansas, as well as artists of national and international renown. Programming at the current location, 114 W. Central Ave. in Bentonville, will cease in May of 2012.
Scarcity: A Ceramics Exhibition
In June, sUgAR Projects will present Scarcity an exhibition of works by Shih Hwa Lee. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009 from the National Taipei University of Education, in Taiwan. Born in Malaysia, Lee is currently a Master of Fine Arts exchange student in Ceramics.
Lee uses porcelain to hand-build and cast intricate sculptures of creatures that are grotesque yet beautifully intriguing, possessing human and “out of this world” qualities simultaneously. Her sculpture displays evoke loss, emptiness, anger, depression, and sorrow-products of unfulfilled desire.
Scarcity will be on display in the glass cases of the Fine Arts Building of the University of Arkansas. A catered reception for Scarcity will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 7. The reception is free and open to the public. This exhibition will be on display from June 1 to June 11.
The exhibition will take place in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center’s hallway cases. A reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on June 7. sUgAR Projects programming will continue in the Fall 2012 semester.
All sUgAR Projects are free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibition, future exhibitions and more, contact sUgAR Gallery by calling 479.273.5305 or by visiting.