MFA Student Maria Ogedengbe’s commissioned Artboards on view
“Painting Contest: MO real
Twin billboard images relate the story of a painting contest recorded in Socrates’ day by Pliny the Elder:
A painting of grapes by one artist was so realistic that birds flew down and pecked at it. Then the first artist reached to draw back a drape covering the second artist’s work… only to find that the drape itself was painted ! And so, the second artist was declared the winner.
The hand-dyed drape pictured makes a case for textile arts as a medium for painting.”