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‘Eleven Bullets’ thesis exhibition examines gun control

(From left): Jason Walker "Bi-Polar," 2014, 24x36, digital // "A Mother's Boogieman," 2014, 24x36, digital // "The Enforcer," 2014, 24x36, digital

(From left): Jason Walker “Bi-Polar,” 2014, 24×36, digital // “A Mother’s Boogieman,” 2014, 24×36, digital // “The Enforcer,” 2014, 24×36, digital

 

Art_IconThe Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Eleven Bullets, the 2014 Fall Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of Jason Walker, from November 10 – December 12 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist reception on Thursday, November 13, at 5 p.m. in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Jason Walker: Eleven Bullets features propaganda posters that explore a range of liberal and conservative viewpoints, concerns, and fears associated with gun control. The work utilizes visual conventions of two-dimensional/ graphic arts to communicate correlations between intensity of message, color, and design within each poster.

“Using the issues related to the topic of gun control, I was inspired to illustrate the varying degrees of intensity in the dogmatic views of opposing audiences that I believe stifle progress, compromise, and healing in our society,” Walker said. “ I wanted to create an experience that isolates the audience from their chosen source of subjective media and forces them to consider views that might be in opposition to their own.”

Walker received his master’s of art in teaching and learning from Georgia Southern in 2008. He has taught high school for six years and worked as an illustrator and designer for a firm in Warner Robins. Walker has spent the last two years working on his M.F.A. at Georgia Southern. Eleven Bullets is a presentation supporting his M.F.A. thesis work.

“Jason has created an interesting and challenging body of work that deals with a subject matter we are all highly conscious of,” said Gallery Director Anthony Faris, “We expect this exhibition to start a very interesting conversation about how we defend and propagate our beliefs on an issue as divisive as gun control. “

Gallery Programming is supported by Student Activity Fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor reasonable requests for accommodations. The Center for Art & Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world. For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/class.

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