Tarleton Fine Arts Gallery presents ‘Slow Grease’ exhibition


STEPHENVILLE (February 16, 2015) — The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University will present an exhibition, Slow Grease, by multimedia artist Sarah Paul, now through March 21. The exhibit is on view weekdays in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery.

Sarah Paul is a cross-disciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of popular culture, fine art and social action. She strives to balance sociopolitical content with compelling visual structure. Her videos, installations and performances integrate vocal melody, moving images, humor and theatrical spectacle.

Most of her work derives from an outrageous narrative that she has concocted in order to explore a marginalized subject. Always rooting for the underdog, she has supported fat ladies, gender queers and the mentally ill. At the moment, her underdog is Cleveland, Ohio, the place where she lives and works.

Paul is chair of the Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her master of fine art from the University of New York at Buffalo in 2007. She also holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of New York at Albany.

Recent exhibitions include the Seventh Annual Women’s Caucus for Art International Video Shorts Festival in New York City, and the traveling exhibition, Goodnight Cleveland: A Little Miss Cleveland Bus Tour, which was shown in Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo.

For a complete list of upcoming events this spring at the Wells Fine Arts Center, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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