Saginaw-area artist featured at MCC gallery

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by Saginaw area artist Alaina Plowdrey titled Rubbernecking Universals. Her work will be in the gallery through Dec. 11.

Alaina Plowdrey is currently Adjunct Professor of Art Appreciation, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw and Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. She received a BFA in Studio Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, and an

MFA in Painting and Drawing, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York. Her recent exhibitions include Hatch 6, Hatch Gallery Space, Detroit; Silent: Noise, Gallery Bar, New York, New York and Below Chambers, Biddy Early Gallery, New York, New York. The work for this exhibition will include watercolor/drawings, oil paintings on birch plywood and an installation of painted wood beams and sand.

Her artist statement reads as follows: “I am intrigued by relationship and empathy dealing with the human body. It could be the identity of an individual figure or the mass encompassment of a group. I use different media to communicate these ideas. The hardness of wood relates to a raw and primal quality in my subjects. Whereas, the softness of a medium like paper can relate to an innate relationship of the subject and the viewer. I continue to observe and narrate these relationships of the human body within their surroundings, and how it inherently reacts.”

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.- 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The public is always welcome.

Details: Call 810-762-0443. — G.G.

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