University Relations and Communications

Senior Art Student Presents Senior Capstone Exhibit ‘Confined’

March 27, 2014



Department of Art, 657-232
Carmen Price, University Relations, 657-2269


Exhibit will be on display from April 1-11; Artist reception April 11, 5-7 p.m.


Tied Up sculpture

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Art student Jesse Jeane Harkness will present her senior capstone exhibition beginning April 1 at Montana State University Billings. A closing reception, free and open to the public, will be held April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Harkness’s series, Confined, will be on display at the MSU Billings Art Department’s Outer Gallery on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. The solo exhibition highlights the artist’s study of the human figure in a series of oil paintings and free-standing sculptures.


The work explores a feminist perspective on societal roles and its effects on women. “The series calls attention to the pain that is often concealed behind what society propagates as some of the happiest moments in a woman’s life,” Harkness said. The pieces range from oil paintings to a mass collection of baby bottle nipples.


Harkness will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in May 2014. She has an active exhibition record of group and juried exhibitions.


The Outer Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on MSUB’s four-year campus and is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the exhibition, call the MSU Billings Department of Art at 657-2324.


PHOTO ABOVE: Tied Up, sculpture by Jesse Harkness