String Room Gallery Hosts Exhibit by Katie Waugh

“Here, Look” features a variety of works focusing on community expression and definition.




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String Room Gallery, Main Building

General Info

The Wells College Visual Arts Department presents the exhibit “Here, Look,” by artist Katie Waugh, on display in the College’s String Room Gallery (SRG) from September 4 through October 11. The exhibit is free, and the public is cordially invited to view the show. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.; refreshments will be served. 

Waugh’s artwork explores collective aspiration and social performance, often questioning the structures and systems by which communities express and define themselves. This new exhibition, featuring work made almost exclusively during her time living in the Finger Lakes, takes inspiration from the highly visual nature of the relationship between communities and their waterfronts. Comprised of video, photography, drawing and fiber, this work considers the way images are used to interpret and mediate a contemporary understanding of the sublime.

Waugh's work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Ireland and Lithuania, most recently at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (summer, 2013). Originally from Wisconsin, Katie Waugh completed a M.F.A. (2010) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a M.A. (2008) from the Savannah College of Art & Design.  She recently moved to Aurora, N.Y., where she joined the Wells College faculty as assistant professor of studio art.

The String Room Gallery is a center for the exhibition of contemporary art in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located on the Wells College campus in the southwest corner of the first floor of Main Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the show at Wells, please see the gallery’s website at or contact Theodore Lossowski at 315.364.3344.

The image above is "There & Back, and There Again," archival inkjet print, 2013.