An augmented circumstance occurs when something is changed or different than what is usually expected. These modifications come in many forms, such as perspective, process, material, treatment, or approach. While the changes can be exciting and for the better. They can also be challenging, as they disrupt what we understand as normal from past experience or points of view.
Art is created directly from the circumstance of the artist and is directly tied to the context they inhabit. The artists in the Augmented Circumstance exhibition are seniors at Transylvania University who are both creating from and responding to a series of augmentations in their education, creative practices, and daily lives during the global pandemic. Through this alternative way of existing in the world, they have created the artwork and exhibition before you. On one hand, both art and exhibition are born from the highly unusual and unprecedented situations of the last year. On the other hand both are a response to the current moment, and in that way, these artists are doing what artists have always done. They are responding to their circumstances to create new ways of questioning and giving us a new way to look at and understand the world.
Exhibition Programming via Zoom
Emily Cecil, Bailey Guess, Zach Hall, Peyton Netherton, B Perry
Transy Students and Employees are invited to visit the Morlan Gallery in-person
Off-campus general public guests are encouraged to take advantage of our online gallery exhibitions.