Graduate exhibition ‘Sleeping Under Water’ to showcase surrealistic paintings

Nory Setha Painting

Feature image is from Nory Setha’s “Where Water and Sky Meet, Peace” (2019).

The Department of Art and Design presents the opening reception of Nory Setha’s graduate exhibition titled ‘Sleeping Under Water’ at 5 p.m., Nov. 14, at Conley Art Gallery.

Nory’s paintings of the human figure, often in surreal narratives derived from dream imagery, photographs, and other source materials, capture the nuances of life: pure happiness, inescapable sadness, personal identity and human mortality.

Many of the paintings depict water as representations of the unconscious. It is a force of both destruction and transformation, giving life and bringing change.

 “Like an author writing a story, I find fulfillment in creating images that are filled with sincerity, invention, and wonder,” says Setha.

The exhibition will be at the gallery from Nov. 14 – 22 and is free and open to the public.

Conley Gallery’s hours are Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is $5.

Nory Setha Exhibition Flyer

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