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Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00am to 4:30pm
Olive Tjaden Gallery, Tjaden Hall
While plastic pervades almost every aspect of contemporary life, one of the most direct points of contact is through single-use or "throwaway" plastics. Although indicative of the immediate consumer relationship these titles are perhaps misleading in creating associations of rapid decay. Half-life is a system of classification that strives to determine the actual lifespan, or rate of decay, of specific materials within an environment; that of plastics is most certainly not rapid. This exhibition asks that the viewer reconsider their method of looking at plastic; one that perhaps equates visual weight with one of the inherent qualities of the material.
Half-Life is an exhibition featuring new work by Emma Ulen-Klees (M.F.A. '20).