Art Exhibit: 'Returning Home,' by Lauren McAdams Selden

Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery

Price Doyle Fine Arts Building, 6th Floor
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071

Lauren McAdams Snelden

University Galleries and the department of art and design are pleased to present "Returning Home,"  an exhibit in metals by alumna Lauren McAdams Selden, on view in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery from March 5 through April 13. Selden will also present an artist’s talk on Friday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in room 623 in the gallery as well as provide workshops with metals students.

Admission to the exhibit, as well as the artist talk, is free and open to the public.


Lauren McAdams Selden is currently an associate professor of art (jewelry and metalworking) at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) in Nacogdoches, Texas. Selden served on the Board of Directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and actively volunteers for the organization. Her artwork has been published in "Metalsmith" magazine, Lark Books' "500 Metal Vessels" and Lark Books' "500 Wedding Rings." Exhibition accomplishments include solo, invitational and juried exhibitions in national and international venues. She has given workshops and lectures at conferences, universities, junior colleges and art centers across the country as well as in Brazil, Germany and France. Selden’s outdoor sculptures have been on public display in various cities across the country. Two of her sculptures have recently been acquired by the San Marcos Arts Commission permanent sculpture collection. Selden will travel to Iceland in May 2018 as an artist-in-residence in conjunction with an SFASU study abroad program.

Selden received her bachelor's degree in metals from Murray State University.

Artist Statement

Each work has traces of love, politics, social circumstance, childhood, preciousness and potential energy. Daily activities and personal interactions with those closest to me change each work, either in design or during intuitive execution of the sculptures. The work is driven by content and the material generally follows for idea relevance. The varied symbolism leaves my art open to interpretation and creates a puzzle for the viewer to solve in his or her own way. "Returning Home" includes a retrospective of work as well as current works that explore nostalgia and memories of a place and time. I have re-created my homes from memory, allowing for small spaces for the viewer to inspect and create narratives of their own. Recent works explore the helpless nature of everyday contemporary events with a nod to the feminine role in politics.

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018

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Pamela Parker

Phone: 270-809-3784


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