“Blueprints/At Owners Risk” now on display at WSU Vancouver

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:44pm -- Anonymous

VANCOUVER, WASH. –Washington State University Vancouver is currently exhibiting artwork by Avantika Bawa, assistant professor of fine arts. “Blueprints/At Owners Risk” is on display through June 28 in the Science and Engineering building.

The select works were once part of “At Owners Risk,” a show that was held at Suyama Space in Seattle. That installation addressed the function of the space as an architectural firm and gallery, while reflecting on its history as an auto body shop. The drawings currently on display were made while planning “At Owners Risk” and served as conceptual blueprints for the installation.

“I am interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history” said Bawa. 

Bawa is an artist, curator and academic. She has a Master’s of Fine Arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.

WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546 9601, Brenda_alling@vancouver.wsu.edu

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