I Contain Multitudes: The 20th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

May 3 – June 30, 2019

Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco

Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception (free and open to the public)
Friday, May 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLaren Complex, Room 250
University of San Francisco main campus
Reception to follow in the Thacher Gallery

Exhibition: Free and open to the public from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily

Drawing its name from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself, the University of San Francisco (USF) 20th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual exhibition I Contain Multitudes celebrates the diverse points of view and artistic approaches of the exhibition’s 29 featured artists. Themes including mental health, identity, and sustainability reflect the unique experiences, backgrounds and interests of USF students. Presenting 54 works by junior and senior majors and minors from USF’s Department of Art + Architecture, the exhibition invites visitors to contemplate their own multitudes.

Among the featured works are Kendall McCarthy’s series Imprinted and Arantza Aramburu’s When It Was Okay, both of which explore identity and self-reflection. Joshua Oakley’s interactive website Lipstick On A Pig questions the ways that we impact and alter the environment, while Lena Heller’s Quilt uses unconventional materials to make a statement about the feminine condition. Mackenzie Miller’s Mug applies mathematical concepts to transform an everyday object into an intricate ceramic sculpture. This exhibition is presented by Thacher Gallery and USF’s Art History/Arts Management undergraduate Thacher Practicum class, led by Nell Herbert.


 About the Thacher Gallery

Celebrating its 20th year, the Thacher Gallery is a public art gallery located in the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library where creativity, scholarship, and community converge. The gallery is free and open to the public daily from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Located at 2130 Fulton Street. (415) 422-5178.

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from Here.” For more information, visit usfca.edu.