Cleveland Institute of Art student and emerging multimedia artist, Morgan Mansfield, will debut her first solo exhibition as a part of CIA’s Creativity Works Internship Made possible by Cleveland Foundation’s Fenn Educational Fund on May 26th at Loftworks Gallery. Each student selected as a Creativity Works intern engages in research, preparation, budget development, project execution, and reflection. As Morgan’s self-led internship, she chose to present a solo exhibition at Loftworks Gallery.
Her show, titled Abjectified, focuses on the relationship between the abject and the objectified. Her figurative imagery references facets of popular culture and gender roles presented in both dated and contemporary visual media. Utilizing multimedia approaches, she explores ideas found in classic horror films. The paintings emphasize the corporeal fragility we experience by means of implementing paint and collage through an abject lens. Her show will be open at Loftworks Gallery from May 26 through June 11.