The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is displaying the exhibit “Made in Spain: Weapons of Unwelcome” by Kristin DeGeorge through March 31 at the England Center Art Gallery.
Artist Kristin DeGeorge lives and works between Hot Springs; Madrid, Spain; and Montpellier, France. This graphic and sculptural work, created in Madrid from 2011 to 2015, takes a critical stance against the European policies of unwelcome, namely the barbaric practice of erecting razor wire along its borders.
DeGeorge’s artwork has been described as transforming ‘wire and sharp metal into marks that sinew upward in fine black etched line and filmy aquatint techniques, subtle reminiscences of chainmail or lace that could clothe her warriors.’
“Barbed wire is the spirit of our times. Some relentlessly challenge and resist it in order to survive while others recalcitrantly condone, construct and propagate it. I choose to resist it through relentless and repetitious transformation,” said DeGeorge. “This body of work is the five-year process of obsessively taking this metallic motif into copper plate intaglio, from that to collage and onto transparent materials and marrying them to metal.” For more information on Kristin DeGeorge artwork, view the artist’s website at .
ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
Exhibits may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-4495.