Through the Veil

Terminal 136

November 30, 2017 5:00 pm - December 16, 2017 9:00 pm

Through the Veil
MFA Thesis Exhibition | Emily Verkamp

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Art & Art History is proud to present Master of Fine Arts candidate Emily Verkamp’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Through the Veil at Terminal 136.

Through the Veil concentrates on the inter-relationship of patterns within nature. Interested in the intricate designs that form during decomposition of everything from the body to man-made objects, Verkamp uses non-conventional darkroom methods and the most basic element of photography, the emulsion or “skin”, on which she creates patterns that are representational of decay.

This series merges technical experimentation with conceptual interest in the science of both photography and natural decay.  Monopolizing on incorrect technique, mistakes, and chance, Verkamp creates images that are undeniably beautiful.  They ask that the viewer suspend their understanding of what a “good photo” is by the removing reference to photographic representation.  These abstractions bridge the mediums of photography and drawing or painting through the gestural marks created by the emulsion and the illusionistic depth created by the scanning process.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Terminal 136 will also be open for First Friday, December 1, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Regular Hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public.