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MSUB senior presents senior exhibition featuring self-portraiture

March 18, 2014



Department of Art, 657-2324
University Relations, 657-2269

Show runs through March 28; Closing reception on Thursday, March 27, 5-7 p.m.


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Art student Sydne Sherman explores self-portraiture in her senior exhibition that is on display at Montana State University Billings.
self portrait
Sherman’s exhibition — “Ledges” — will be on display at the MSU Billings art department’s Student Gallery on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building through March 28. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Through her photography, Sherman said she explores her identity as she contemplates the future and its guaranteed changes. The series began as a group of meditations that were a result of dramatic life changes that the artist experienced. The series, Sherman said, helped her to find her own identity.

Sherman will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in May 2014. She won “Best in Show” for her series Lips in Northcutt Steele Gallery’s 2013 Student Juried Show. She is also the recipient of the Eric Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Haynes Foundation Scholarship. She looks forward to continuing her practice in photography after graduation and attending graduate school in the future.

In conjunction with the opening reception for the Northcutt Steele’s 2014 Student Juried Show, a closing reception for Sherman will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. outside of the student gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibition, call the MSU Billings Department of Art at 657-2324.


PHOTO ABOVE: From Sydne Sherman’s series titled, Ledges