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Blue Skies Ahead: Works by Russell T. Gordon, Patrick Hughes, and Byron Kim

August 15, 2024 through December 29, 2024
  • Russell T. Gordon, "Tulip Table," 1973.
    Russell T. Gordon, Tulip Table.

Charlotte and Charles Rain Gallery, second floor north

Forecasts typically prepare us for what lies ahead. When the drudgery of daily life makes a forecast seem cloudy, though, we can use imagination and play to let the sunshine in.

This exhibition presents artworks that invoke feelings of joy, wonder, and whimsy. Through their use of color, playfulness, and surrealism, artists Russell T. Gordon, Patrick Hughes, and Byron Kim prompt us to consider sources of our happiness and optimism and ways in which we can share these feelings with others.

This exhibition was organized by Sheldon Student Advisory Board members Fatima Al-Jayashi, Zainib Al-Jayashi, Eekshita Allipilli, Sophie Applegate, LeAnne Bugay, Sofie Curto, Oliver Estes, Sarah Oran, Faith Peterson, Charlee Sharack, and Mimi Yu.