"Being and Becoming" exhibition
Last Tuesday, USC Aiken student Joseph Kameen and Professor Michael Fowler showcased their paintings in the Etherredge Center at USCA.
The “Being and Becoming” exhibition expressed both artist’s desire to depict their memories and experiences.
Fowler showcased nature by representing its quietness in the ‘Being’ portion of the exhibition. He portrayed this by use of soft brush strokes.
Fowler stated, “I paint in natural light only, sometimes outdoors, sometimes from photographic sources, but usually from memory and imagination.”
Joseph Kameen represented the ‘Becoming’ portion through everyday life, and challenged the audience to question things without the worry of consequences. The vibrant colors and bold illustrations expressed that it takes intentional actions to “become something.”
Kameen stated, “In my paintings, I use narrative imagery and invented spaces to explore the innately human activity of asking ‘why’, and to analyze the relationship we form with these questions.”
Photos from the exhibition can be seen below.