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STAC's Azarian McCullough Art Gallery New Solo Exhibition - Olivia Hunter

Sep 20, 2022

STAC's Azarian McCullough Art Gallery New Solo Exhibition - Olivia Hunter

The Azarian McCullough Art Gallery at St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Olivia Hunter titled Fragmented Fables. This body of work explores the medium of photography and how it relates to psychology and the body.

In Fragmented Fables, Hunter composes an abstract, broken narrative inspired by her own struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The photographs focus on the feeling of being trapped within a compulsion through themes of fragmentation, duality, and repetition; tropes common to both narrative strategies and OCD itself.

Although the work may appear to evoke the Greek concept of Pathos by presenting such haunting and emotionally striking work, Hunter seeks to present ideas that extend beyond the concept of suffering and struggling to arrive at something more germane to the contemporary human experience. This work is both personal and universal, as the artist expands ideas of how we represent our vulnerable, fragmented selves in a new and unstable world.  

Olivia Hunter is a New York based visual artist originally from Virginia. She received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2018. During 2020, Olivia pioneered an online photography workshop (through the Josephine Herrick Project) for members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in NYC.

Olivia Hunter, Fragmented Fables, runs from September 21st until November 2nd 2022.

For fall semester hours and gallery visit appointments, contact: Timothy Hull of the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery: [email protected]

Image: “Pieces” photograph, 16x20

ceramic fired hand with pointer and middle finger broken off next to human hand with one finger replacing space of real finger

The Azarian McCullough Art Gallery at St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Olivia Hunter titled Fragmented Fables. This body of work explores the medium of photography and how it relates to psychology and the body.

In Fragmented Fables, Hunter composes an abstract, broken narrative inspired by her own struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The photographs focus on the feeling of being trapped within a compulsion through themes of fragmentation, duality, and repetition; tropes common to both narrative strategies and OCD itself.

Although the work may appear to evoke the Greek concept of Pathos by presenting such haunting and emotionally striking work, Hunter seeks to present ideas that extend beyond the concept of suffering and struggling to arrive at something more germane to the contemporary human experience. This work is both personal and universal, as the artist expands ideas of how we represent our vulnerable, fragmented selves in a new and unstable world.  

Olivia Hunter is a New York based visual artist originally from Virginia. She received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2018. During 2020, Olivia pioneered an online photography workshop (through the Josephine Herrick Project) for members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in NYC.

Olivia Hunter, Fragmented Fables, runs from September 21st until November 2nd 2022.

For fall semester hours and gallery visit appointments, contact: Timothy Hull of the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery: [email protected]

Image: “Pieces” photograph, 16x20

For more information, please contact Annie Lombardi at 845.398.4016 or [email protected]

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 72 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s approximately 2,000 full and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual-degree programs across four Schools: Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, and STEM. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a Top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.