"According to Others" Rachael Rush and Liz Wagoner, Herron Thesis Show
May 3-24, 2013

Image by Rachel Rush
Image by Rachel Rush


"According to Others" features the work of Rachael Rush and Liz Wagoner, in their Herron Thesis Show. An opening reception will be held on May 3rd, 5-9pm. The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 1-5 pm through May 24.

This is a landmark show, the first collaboration between Herron School of Art and Design and the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery to present graduating seniors' thesis work.


The show titled, "According To Others," features the thesis work of Herron seniors Rachael Rush and Liz Wagoner. Both bodies of work find a common ground in concept and visual aesthetic. For both artists, the process of making work is cathartic and empowering.

Wagoner uses pattern as a metaphor for internal chaos but also finds the madness to be visually soothing. In her paintings, she makes light of criticisms that once were hindrances in her own life.

Rush explores different ideas of self-image and looks for a balance between her past and present beliefs. She uses images of her own figure to convey an inner battle of mind against body.

The two bodies of work together show a history each artist's past to present.

WHAT: "According to Others" Rachael Rush and Liz Wagoner, Herron Thesis Show Art Exhibition
WHERE: The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)
WHEN: Friday, May 3, at noon with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through May 24
COST: Free
ADDITIONAL INFO: (317) 503-6420