Landlocked: Redux (Murray State University)

The work in Landlocked was exhibited back in Augst 2021 in Gallery 121 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Director of Galleries, Katie Boatman invited me to open the fall semester calender in their academic gallery space. It was the first time that all the this particular group of work was exhibited together in one space.  It was a great experience.

I’m happy to report that the work has moved to a new location. Landlocked: Redux opened this week in The Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.  Gallery Director T. Michael Martin inquired about the availability for the Landlocked exhibition for a space in the gallery calendar this January – February.  I jumped at the chance to not only show the work again, but also mark off my bucket list – Solo exhibition in The Clara M.Eagle Gallery. (I also always open to having my work not live in storage…and by storage I mean taking up space in my studio.)

Landlocked: Redux marks a return to the Murray State Department of Art & Design, the program where I recieved my BFA degree from.  The word “landlocked” is a shared in the titles of this current exhibition and my 2007 BFA exhibition.  Full circle for me!

Gallery Director/Curator T. Michael Martin, Studio Technician Woody Leslie, and their student team of gallery assistants did a great job of installing the work. As the first exhibition where I didn’t have my hands in the involved directly with the installation process, I learned to “let go” of control. I’m so glad I did. The photos shared by the gallery and the department of the show look great!

This year is the Murray State University centennial and to celebrate the university’s 100 year anniversary, a series of Art & Design alumni exhibitions are being curated in the gallery spaces. Landlocked: Redux will be exhibited from January 26 to February 24, 2022.

Enjoy the images shared by The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, the Murray State University Department of Art & Design, and Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts social Media.