School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021

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Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, Joyner Library

Wellington B. Gray Gallery Exhibition


Abby Spangel Perry
Graduated 2002 & 2007

My art is inspired by our biological world. I often focus on nature’s fragile beauty and the tension between concepts such as hope through nurturing and creation, and fear through neglect and destruction. In weaving together these elements, I portray subjects with vital intensity and desperate vulnerability.
Recently my focus has turned to our cultural ambivalence toward nature. By subverting image styles found in science and popular culture I am giving visual form to the misuse of nature as a commodity and drawing attention to the effects society is having on the smallest components of ecosystems.
Abby Spangel Perry

Invasive Species Series: The Sparrow Wars, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 24″, 2016