“Furnitur(ish),” an exhibit by Katie Hudnall, visiting artist, will be on display at the University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery from January 14-February 23. On Thursday, January 24, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a lecture by the artist at 7:00 p.m. at the gallery. These events are free and open to the public.
Hudnall builds other-worldly, interactive furniture-like objects that behave in expected and unexpected ways. Making tools for problems real and imagined, she builds pieces that play with the idea of functionality by inventing solutions for problems that don’t exist, and carrying solutions for real problems to absurd or impossible ends. Both fanciful and impractical, the work invites viewers to imagine equally fanciful contexts and potential applications of their own.
Hudnall earned an MFA in woodworking/furniture design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Sculpture from the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. She lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is an assistant professor of furniture design at Herron School of Art & Design.
The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues in Evansville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the UE Art Department of Art at 812-488-2043, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.