SMU’s Pollock Gallery presents ‘Soak Stain Bleed Bloom, Works by Kristen Cochran’

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents the exhibition soak stain bleed bloom from January 31 through March 21, 2015. This exhibition by Meadows School alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10) features a series of lush mixed media drawings on paper and a site-specific soft sculptural intervention. The installation includes physical traces of a fluid studio process, and Cochran considers its symbolic implications. For instance, actions such as soaking, staining, bleeding and blooming were a part of the process that produced the art objects included in the exhibition, but these actions also imply bodies, objects or architecture in a state of abjection. “Kristen has been producing some really powerful work since she graduated from SMU. She has this amazing ability to push a material and a site to its limits to reveal strange and

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