Student Presents Autobiographical Art Exhibition
Brandyn Graves, a Freed-Hardeman University senior from Atlanta, Ga., will present his senior art exhibit “Leatherbound” April 30- May 4 at the Troy Plunk Art Gallery in the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center at FHU.
Graves’ show will include visualizations derived from his personal journal. His style is composed of mix media pieces, most frequently using ink and charcoal. Even though journal entries have inspired this show, the pieces are not totally representational. “The subject matter is often bizarre and fantastical, a testament to my extravagant imagination,” said Graves.
As a part of the school’s graduation requirements for art majors, all senior students are required to prepare an exhibition during their last year of school. Students often work on pieces for their shows throughout their entire undergraduate career.
Graves will graduate in May with a studio art major and English minor. Choosing art as his major was a natural step for Graves, who has been involved in artistic endeavors his whole life. Following graduation he hopes to attend graduate school for scenic design.
Graves is the son of Kevin and Pam Graves of Pinson. While at Freed-Hardeman, he has been involved with the theatre program and the art guild and he is a member of Alpha Chi.