Keri Hayes

Arizona Daily Wildcat

The recent works of three University of Arizona fine arts students currently grace the walls of the 830 Gallery.

Sarah Hatch's bright tapestry, "Liberty," attaches a number of symbols to the traditional American conception of women and freedom, with goddess symbols and bright red lips painted on a tapestry of the Statue of Liberty.

Hatch works in a number of media; a painted chair titled "Portrait of the Artist" appears next to a hand-knit sweater and tapestries.

One of Hatch's most interesting pieces, "The Infibulation of Women," is a mixed-media piece that uses charcoal, ink, wool and felt to depict a series of manipulations of women's bodies. Hidden among the various body parts is the physical and mental suppression of women that pervades cultures.

Deb Fisher also works with interesting media to produce her silver and mixed-media sculptures. In one display, a series of silver body organs lays on a crooked table with tags below them, insufficiently describing causes of death, the dissection and study of the human experience absurd.

Dean Burton explores textures and dichotomies throughout his mixed-media photography. Burton depicts nature in contrast with industrial objects to produce his pieces, which cast insight into nature's place in our industrialized society. Burton's photographs are often reflected off of mirrors or framed within large sculptured steel frames. The colorful butterflies, leaves and insects in his photographs contrast sharply with the monotony of the steel frames.

Burton, Hatch and Fisher's works will appear at the 830 Gallery, at Speedway and Olive, through May 14. Read Next Article