The opening reception for art exhibition, “My Body Myself” was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at 5G Gallery. This exhibition addressed issues and ideas surrounding the human body through paintings, photographs, screen prints, and sculptures. The event was a collaboration between four artists: Eryn Bathke, Miranda Chun, Alec Goldberg and Brianna Sanderson.
Bathke is a recent University of New Mexico graduate, and she will soon be moving out of the state to pursue her career. She decided to create this installation as a way to showcase some of the last work she had done at UNM, before graduating. She had also contacted Chun, Goldberg and Sanderson as she felt their work would fit perfectly into the installation and help to get her message across.
"The human body is a sensitive subject in this day and age. Our goal of this exhibition is to address these issues and hopefully work to normalize the subject of the body," Bathke said.
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