It’s Not Me, It’s You

Contemporary Issues Seminar Students

4/29/23 – 5/7/23
1005 Main Street Gallery

Rhythm, Jamie Anoai-Shroyer, Yarn and wood, 2021

It’s Not Me, It’s You is a group show of mixed media works by Fine Arts students at Washington State University, Vancouver.

The works exist independently of any meaning on the part of the artist, but invite the viewers to respond. A dichotomy exists and proposes a contemporary “purpose” of art. What is art supposed to do? Who is art for? It’s Not Me, It’s You symbolizes the ambiguous interpretations that viewers create when attempting to connect the images or the title of the exhibition. The artist simply provides the art, and the viewer gives it a meaning.

Installation shot of It’s Not Me, It’s You.

It’s Not Me, It’s You Exhibition Poster and Zine, Designed by Josalyn Ortiz and Kevin Lennon

It’s Not Me, It’s You showcases a variety of media and includes work by Jamie Anoai-Shroyer, Hannah Burbach, Juan Carlos Garcia Gonzalez, Arlo Hammontree, Jaclyn Hannemann, Seth Jordan, Kevin Lennon, Travis Morey, Josalyn Ortiz, Bibiana Picho-Garcia and Alexandra White.

Guest artists who have impacted these students through visits, exhibits and lectures include Karl Burkheimer, Chris Chandler, Shara Chwaliszewski, Marianna Cruz, Erin Dengerink, Sammy Garcia and Meghann Gilligan-Koehn.

Left: Onrage Pnaitnig, Jamie Anoai-Shroyer, Acrylic on wood panel, 2022
Middle: AB049, Chris Chandler, Monotype relief print, 2023
Right: Nature Series, Hannah Burbach, Digital prints, 2019-2021

Left:Through Their Eyes, Jaclyn Hannemann, Acrylic paint on wood panel, 2022
Middle: Walking the Dog, Kevin Lennon, Installation, 2023
Right: Onrage Pnaitnig, Jamie Anoai-Shroyer, Acrylic on wood panel, 2022

This exhibition is curated by and includes the work of students in Professor Avantika Bawa’s Fine Arts Contemporary Issues Seminar.

Work by Josalyn Ortiz (top right) and Karl Burkheimer (bottom left)