Graphic Design Student Presents Art Exhibition
Brittany Borden, Benton, Ky., will present an art exhibition titled “Wretched Excess” in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery of the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center at Freed-Hardeman University May 7-11 with a reception Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m.
For Borden, a senior art major with a graphic design emphasis, the journey to this show has been involved but ultimately rewarding. After experimenting with several other majors ranging from philosophy to history, she eventually decided to major in something that she loved—art.
Once deciding to major in art, Borden began concentrating on refining her motivation and technique. Specifically, within the last semester Borden says she has come to “love and have a reason for why I am doing something and to have a reason for every stroke or decision I make in a piece.” Because of her efforts, Borden is now able to appreciate her work in ways other than just aesthetically.
Although not required to present a senior show as a graphic design major, Borden decided to pursue the opportunity in order to artistically push herself and develop themes. “I have developed more of a connection and passion with my work now that I can focus on a central theme that I really care about. It has given me a great amount of direction and focus that has led to, I hope, a cohesive show,” said Borden.
“Wretched Excess” contains paintings, prints, photos and sculptures. The theme centers on the power the media and the things we perceive on a daily basis affect our lives. Stylistically, the show combines street art and minimalistic approaches.
Borden is the daughter of Mark and Gail Borden. She has been involved with College Republicans and the social club Phi Kappa Alpha while at Freed-Hardeman. After graduation she will begin working as a graphic designer at Innovations Branding House in Paducah, Ky.