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New exhibit at APSU questions boundaries of female stereotypes

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art and Design, is sharing the work of artist Britney Jo Carroll with the Clarksville community through Oct. 16.

Carroll uses mixed-media installations to examine her struggles with the expressive and oppressive traditions within gender roles. In her work, she analyzes herself and encourages viewers to examine his or her unspoken fears and desires.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art and Design, is sharing the work of artist Britney Jo Carroll with the Clarksville community through Oct. 16.

Carroll uses mixed-media installations to examine her struggles with the expressive and oppressive traditions within gender roles. In her work, she analyzes herself and encourages viewers to examine his or her unspoken fears and desires.

Carroll was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1983 and has continued to live, work and create art throughout the southeast. After receiving her B.A. in printmaking from Georgia College and State University in 2006, she pursued her M.F.A. in sculpture at Western Carolina University. Her M.F.A. was conferred in December of 2009 upon completion of her thesis “The Exposing Stitch: Personal Fears of Childbearing.”

She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions including: Flood Fine Art Center of Asheville, North Carolina, Salem Fine Arts Center Galleries of Salem, North Carolina, and The Contemporary Art Exchange of Macon, Georgia. She currently lives in Mobile, Alabama.

For more information on this exhibition, which is free and open to the public, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.