posted on February 1, 2008
Clarke College senior Jenny Harms posts a disclaimer to her upcoming drawing exhibit: she swears she is not a narcissist. The artist’s exhibit, which features a series of self-portraits, is now featured in Clarke’s Quigley Gallery until Feb. 10. Admission to the exhibit is free.
Harms’ self-portraits focus on personal reaction to recent events and crossroads in her life, including future decisions regarding graduate school and life after college. “I know myself better than I know the nature of the world,” Harms said in her artist statement. “Relatively recent experiences have made clear that the end of some things and the beginning of others extract a wide range of emotion. The face is often the clearest expression of what a person is feeling and I rendered my own so as not to generalize or assume something about others. I attempted to create a harmonious blend of humor and serious content.”
Harms will graduate in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history and an emphasis in drawing.
The Quigley Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563) 588-6318.