Mar 30, 2022

College of the Ozarks hosts “Room for Dissonance” Art Exhibit, through April 14

A sculpture titled “Failure” represented in Green’s exhibit, “Room for Dissonance.”
A sculpture titled “Failure” represented in Green’s exhibit, “Room for Dissonance.”

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks displays the artistic work of Brandy Green through April 14, in the Boger Art Gallery. Located inside the Jones Learning Center, the Boger Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Room for Dissonance”

Green seeks to demonstrate the vulnerability of the human condition through her art. Her ceramic pieces are formed to represent how dangerous and volatile memories can be.

“I am a ceramic artist that uses clay to trap, release, and process memories,” said Green.

Room for Dissonance is an exhibit influenced by the founder of neurophilosophy, Patricia Churchland. Green shared how Churchland helped her realize that memories can be emotionally charged and flawed. This understanding allowed Green to create a ceramic exhibit that reflects the nature of memory in all its beauty and complications.

About Brandy Green

Brandy Green graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2016 and is originally from Missouri. Green majored in fine arts with an emphasis in ceramics and fiber arts. She continued her education at Texas Tech University where she received her master’s degree in fine arts in 2021.

Green first encountered clay as an artistic matter at College of the Ozarks. Working with ceramics reminded her of the exploration she experienced playing in the natural forming clay on her family’s farm.

“I spent the majority of my childhood playing in mud puddles,” said Green. “I immediately fell in love with ceramics as it recalled the same exploratory nature as my childhood play.”

Green recently relocated to Clarksville, Arkansas as visiting assistant professor of art at the University of the Ozarks.