AZUSA, Calif. – Azusa Pacific graduate student and artist Kathleen Yorba hosts her Master in Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Time & Place, from July 19- 24 at APU’s Duke Art Gallery. 

The opening reception takes place July 19 from 6-8 p.m. where Yorba will speak about the process and concept of her work. Originally from La Junta, Colo. and a current resident of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Yorba has been influenced by artists such as Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, and Lucien Freud.

The exhibit features 11 large-scale images, each measuring 60 by 36 inches. The mixed media was done on backlit film, with many of the pieces created using charcoal, acrylic, and conte crayon. The pieces will be suspended by magnets that continue the concept of a powerful mysterious force. The exhibit created the opportunity to showcase the work that was inspired by her personal journey and investigation of memories and her family’s genealogy.

"My work engages the human form as a vessel that emanates a compelling history and language. Creating childhood memories of myself I am continually discovering and developing an understanding about the mystery held within the body and my relationship to it. It is my inheritance and contribution and is offered in this work," said Yorba explaining her work in her artist statement.

The exhibit will be held in the Duke Art Gallery on APU's West Campus, located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa. Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. For more information, contact APU's Department of Art at (626) 387-5726.

Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Art equips artists to use creative expression to explore life’s deepest issues. Offering bachelor’s-level art teaching, studio art, and graphic design degree programs, as well as a cutting-edge low-residency MFA Program, the highest attainable art degree, APU’s art programs provide an unparalleled art school education with an intentional focus on the integration of faith and art.

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
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