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UA Gallery: Molly Lay MFA Exhibition

April 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, An Act of Attention, the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition of Molly Lay. The exhibition will run April 7 through May 5, 2023. Join us for a reception for the artist on First Friday, April 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In her artist statement, Lay writes: “My current work explores the habit of walking through natural spaces and the opportunity this practice creates to bring a sense of awareness to one’s lived experience. I am interested in how the pace and pattern of footfalls can affect thought patterns. As I walk, I often write. The act of putting words to my experience turns my mind from wandering thoughts or anxieties. As well as writing, I collect and create objects influenced by these journeys. I have found that walking, writing and creating provide unique opportunities to still the mind by a simple act of attention beyond the self.” Read more.


April 19, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT