Adrien Richard: Senior Art Exhibition “Deferred States”


Adrien Richard’s Senior Art Exhibition, “Deferred States”, will be held February 5 – 9 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. While he graduated from UAM in 2019 with a degree in both Art and Psychology, his planned senior exhibition was cancelled due to the pandemic. A public reception will be held on Thursday, February 8, from 4:30–6 p.m.

His exhibition focuses upon portraits that show his interest in messing around with emotional states of being. He begins with initial sketches as unplanned doodles to capture individuality of characters. Then through further studies, expressions are refined with colors that are vibrant and discordant. More recent paintings express his interest in folly of face and of unplanned textural processes.

“I have no desire to capture perfection in portraits, as it has been done 100’s and 1000’s of times. I desire to capture order and disorder with goofy, playful, warped faces that could be both pleasing and unsatisfying,” Richard states.

Gallery Hours are Monday 9–10 a.m. and 11a.m. –1:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.