The Azarian McCullough Art Gallery at St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Olivia Hunter titled Fragmented Fables. This body of work explores the medium of photography and how it relates to psychology and the body.
In Fragmented Fables, Hunter composes an abstract, broken narrative inspired by her own struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The photographs focus on the feeling of being trapped within a compulsion through themes of fragmentation, duality, and repetition; tropes common to both narrative strategies and OCD itself.
Although the work may appear to evoke the Greek concept of Pathos by presenting such haunting and emotionally striking work, Hunter seeks to present ideas that extend beyond the concept of suffering and struggling to arrive at something more germane to the contemporary human experience. This work is both personal and universal, as the artist expands ideas of how we represent our vulnerable, fragmented selves in a new and unstable world.
Olivia Hunter is a New York based visual artist originally from Virginia. She received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2018. During 2020, Olivia pioneered an online photography workshop (through the Josephine Herrick Project) for members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in NYC.
Olivia Hunter, Fragmented Fables, runs from September 21st until November 2nd 2022.
For fall semester hours and gallery visit appointments, contact: Timothy Hull of the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery: email@example.com
Image: “Pieces” photograph, 16×20