2015 Studio Arts BFA Exhibition: Arbitrary Ground

Featuring work by Kevin Bouton-Scott, Tiffany Hanna, Samantha Iacampo, Betsy Leonard, and Dana Simmons

The SFUAD Fine Arts Gallery will host Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s 2015 Fall BFA Exhibition. The exhibition, Arbitrary Ground, will feature work by Kevin Bouton-Scott, Tiffany Hanna, Samantha Iacampo, Betsy Leonard, and Dana Simmons.

The opening reception is Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through Friday, Dec. 18.

Kevin Bouton-Scott attempts to use spectacle, variety, and excessiveness as his ally to compete for attention amidst the early information age clutter.

Tiffany Hanna has made a series of portraits of shelter dogs, which is an effort to develop more exposure for them, as well as an attempt to get them supported and possiblyadopted. Additionally, she will be donating the proceeds of any sale to Animal Humane of New Mexico. This work supports her interest in community development.

Samantha Iacampo makes large-scale self-portraits of rope suspension to explore points of intersection between divinity and humanity. Represented as angel in each painting, the images are intended to explore her personal connection to those places. The paintings are watercolor on paper, and are often larger than life size.

Betsy Leonard Betsy creates large wall installations with uncommon materials from her past. She generally embarks on an idea to create a piece without knowing why. Working intuitively, she is able to gain self knowledge when he work has come into fruition.

Dana Simmons wants to show how shifting perceptions allows for new ways of seeing. A hidden pattern emerges on the surface of the tiles, exposed by a mixture of select
lighting and glow in the dark glazes, which are created from rare earth crystals. The revelation of these patterns challenge our hidden perceptions - as the images are made real - Dana’s deeper interest in self discovery makes us ask “What else are we not seeing in our everyday reality that if we shift our perception might reveal itself?”