Efroymson Fellowship exhibition on display in USI McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries

The Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibition, Love is a Gift that is Surely Homemade, is currently on display at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries (MAC/PACE) on the University of Southern Indiana campus. The show, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center, will be on display through Friday, February 4.  

Hannah Evelyn Jones, the 2021 recipient of the Fellowship, is the featured artist for Love is a Gift that is Surely Homemade. Her works can be described as dream-like, figurative and narrative paintings that incorporate mixed media, particularly embroidery, creating complex surfaces that are appreciable both formally and for their content. Jones’ collection of more than 25 mixed media pieces is accompanied by original poems and verses, creating an engaging dialogue for the viewer as they move through the exhibition spaces. 

“In this exhibition, I explore the impact of generation trauma and generational joy, and I sort my own desire to hold onto what I need and let go of what can end,” Jones says. “I view my work through a stack of generational lenses, but there is also my own perspective of coming into adulthood alongside anxiety, fatigue and a global pandemic. Though most of my work begins life as individual narratives, I hope to find more universal experiences that tell the viewer they are not alone, and neither am I.” 

A public reception for the exhibition will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 23 in the MAC/PACE Galleries. Social distancing and face coverings are required of all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. A short presentation by Jones and the Director of the MAC/PACE Galleries will begin at 2 p.m. 

The MAC/PACE, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Guests are invited to view this exhibition in person at the MAC/PACE. Due to physical distancing limitations in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, groups of 10 or more people should contact the gallery in advance. 

The Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship is a competitive award program awarded to one graduating senior or recent alum from USI’s Art and Design Department annually. The goal of the Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship is to fund a post-undergraduate year, allowing the recipient to focus on their studio practice to expand their artistic vision and enhance their portfolio, to gain maturity as an art maker and to successfully gain entrance to graduate school in his/her area of expertise.  

For more information about the exhibit or Fellowship, visit the gallery website at USI.edu/macpace, or contact the gallery at 812-228-5006.