Marie Hull Gallery
Regional & Local Exhibitions
The Marie Hull Gallery features regional and local exhibitions in a variety of media. There are six exhibits during the school year from September through mid May.
The gallery is located in the Katherine Denton Art Building on the Raymond Campus and is handicap accessible.
All gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
Color As Emotion
A body of work by Dana Finimore
September 23—October 22
Humans possess an evolutionary tendency to seek connections with nature. Color As Emotion is a series of reactionary works that express the artists attempt to reconnect utilizing the abstract language of imagery, shape, color and line. The paintings and mixed media collage though closely related, ultimately evolved as separate works in this nature inspired exhibition.
“I am constantly mindful of the language of color and how the use of it expresses emotional energy. My work is a concerted response to nature through color. This doesn’t mean I am trying to reproduce what I see in the landscape, the work is an impulsive, act that fulfills my emotional need to create. Compositional explorations are centered in the ideology of finding catharsis of body and mind through contact with the natural world. I have an innate need to connect with nature in order to center myself. I express the theme of my transformation intuitively, so that the work is totally reactionary in its execution. The spontaneous marks are a visual reverberation of my time spent in the landscape’s desultory arrangement. This lends itself to making work that is completely responsive to the emotional release I experience while spending time in the terrain”.
Finimore has enjoyed a very diverse career path as a both a visual artist. Her work includes painting, mixed media, clay, and small metals. Finimore maintains a busy schedule, showing her work at both group and solo events. She is a member of the Craftsman’s Guild of Mississippi, the Teaching Artist Guild and the Arkansas Craft School. Finimore holds a BFA in Painting from Memphis College of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from Memphis College of Art.