Minot State University senior art student Sharonda Fudge presents a solo exhibition, "Dis/Illusioned," through July 21 in the Northwest Art Center's Hartnett Hall Gallery. The exhibit is presented in partial fulfillment of her bachelor of fine arts degree.
According to Fudge, "Dis/Illusioned" creates illusions using the combined media of painting and sculpture, inviting the audience to experience a "transformation of space."
Fudge works in oils as well as sculptural constructions of metal, wood and other materials. Her works are intended to be viewed in low light. Though some may see her art as dark or macabre, Fudge said, "it's not in any way evil. This is just the other side of lightness and life."
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - “Earth” by Minot State University student Sharonda Fudge combines an oil painting with tree branches providing dimension and depth.
"The source and inspiration for my work come from a variety of places," she said. "Dreams, stories that I have read or heard, memories, fears, other creative outlets such as movies and theater, random thoughts, a love of the supernatural and unexplained."
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery exhibit hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.