Opening Tuesday, January 16, 2024, the Department of Visual, Media, and Performing ArtsStudent Works Gallery presents “Life in Plastic, It’s Fantastic,” by Noel Cross, CCAS ’20. Noel Cross’ most recent works are grounded in research exploring American commodity culture, the investigation of collective cultural memory and challenging learned assumptions. The work honors the tradition of painting as an enduring cultural practice while caving into the curiosity of play. As pictorial competition redefines our contemporary visual experience the work invites you to be fascinated by the act of looking.

We invite all to join the Opening Reception on Tuesday, January 23, from 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m., and the Closing Reception on Wednesday, March 20, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The last day of the exhibit is Friday, March 22.