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Artist Paints Self-Portraits through Still-Lifes

April 06, 2006
Category: Arts


Painter Rebecca Wagstaff will be featured in the Art Major Seminar series on Thursday, April 20th at 7 p.m. in the J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building, room 101. Wagstaff will share some of her work and discuss techniques and subject matter that inspire her.

Rebecca Wagstaff paints what she describes as “self-portraits in still-life.” “Though my paintings are often formal in composition, and imply geometry, I don’t calculate my compositions, but paint intuitively,” explains Wagstaff. “The elements in each painting are symbolic for me- basically, I paint my life.”

Wagstaff studied painting at Brigham Young University where she later became a part-time faculty member. She has been included in many international exhibitions at institutions such as Finch Lane Gallery, Terra Nova Gallery, St. George Art Museum, Salt Lake Art Center, and the Springville Museum of Art. Her work is featured in collections including the State of Utah Fine Art Collection, the Springville Museum of Art, and the Salt Lake County Art Collection.

Art Major Seminar (AMS) is a weekly program hosted during the Fall and Spring semesters by the Art and Design Department faculty. AMS brings practicing artists from many different fields of the art world to Cedar City. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

For more information on SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

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