Exhibitions

Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest

Gifts of the Carley Collection Boise natives Joan H. and John B. Carley spent twenty years wintering in the Southwest. Their love of the region and the various cultures represented there led them to begin collecting art by Native American artists. They eventually amassed a collection of more than sixty-five objects, including ceramics, sculptures, and...
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Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine

Margaret Jacobs celebrates Indigenous culture with a bold, powerful aesthetic. Her steel sculptures depict medicinal plants alongside tools associated with early twentieth-century Mohawk Ironworkers. In this unique coupling, Jacobs explores the tension and harmony between forces of nature and forces of man, addressing ideas such as natural cycles of decay and growth. Drawing on her metalsmithing...
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Sarah Sense: Cowgirls and Indians

Using traditional Chitimacha and Choctaw basket-weaving techniques, Sarah Sense intricately layers images collected over many years, including photographs of Chitimacha landscapes, Hollywood posters, Wild West show imagery, and family memoirs. Sense first began developing this body of work in 2004, after receiving the blessing of the Chitimacha Chairman to use the tribe’s weaving techniques with alternative...
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Stephanie Wilde: Introspective

Idaho-based artist Stephanie Wilde is known for her lavish, intricate works addressing global contemporary issues and societal concerns. Her images portray a quiet and gentle aesthetic, developed from an interior narrative and drawn from a range of literary, historical, and scientific sources. The hidden power of Wilde’s work lies in the way these elaborate motifs intensify her perspective...
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2019 Boise State University Biennial Faculty Exhibition

This exhibition highlights recent artwork by faculty in the Boise State University Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies. Showcasing a diverse group of local artists whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in studio practice, this exhibition reveals a variety of media, styles, conceptual emphases and aesthetics. As a group, they represent significant successes...
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