Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Student Juried Show "Displacement"
  • Student Juried Show "Displacement"
  • 04-Apr-2016 - 09-Apr-2016
  • Kansas Union Gallery, 4th floor, Kansas Union, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Displacement, as a concept, has come to adopt a very fluid definition. It can describe a push or pull influencing the movement of something or someone from its point of origin to some alternative place, or, perhaps, an extraction—a disorienting migration from a locus of comfort and familiarity toward a novel alien environment. In the context of the Spencer Museum of Art, displacement might provoke ideas of a dizzying transition toward a promising renewal. Truly, the notion of displacement can be perceived with a variety of hues and interpretations.

The student work in this exhibition was selected by a committee of students on the Spencer Museum of Art Student Advisory Board. KU students were encouraged to submit works that offer their own definitions of displacement’s essence through works of art in 2D, 3D, and animation.