The mission of the Memorial Union Gallery is to line up a diverse schedule of art exhibits, in a variety of genres that reflect the broad and diverse interests of the OSU and greater Corvallis community.
The art featured represents an artist’s work, vision, ideas, and opinions. Some exhibits are educational, some display quality craftsmanship or artistic ability, while others may depict artistic expressions that we hope enrich and deepen the appreciation and understanding of visual arts and the human condition.
The Memorial Union Gallery, located on the Mezzanine floor of the MU, is open during the building's hours.
These two 2 exhibits showcase the talent of OSU students through their work and affiliation with Orange Media Network.
DAM CHIC: Disquietude
This year, we have been fraught with uncertainty, a shared anxiety for the world that is becoming more and more unfamiliar. But even in these dark times, we have seen a shift in attitude. Before, it was typical to look away, to escape from harsh reality. Now, people are actively challenging traditional authority, and turning away from blind faith in old beliefs. In Disquietude Fall 2020, we delve into this state of uncertainty, uneasiness which can only be settled through acknowledgment and the pursuit of truth.
Words by Vicki Laing
Curated by Kyle Switzer
A Brief Reflection
“Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.”- Earnest Hemmingway
It has been a long year. A year made longer by the whirlwind of events and shadows of human conflict. Democracy has been tested and stretched thin, racial unrest is still ripe and unconquered, our land lays smoldering, and as the setting sun brings us to a new Year, 1.5 million people across the globe have left us.
As Journalists you have to have a deep interest in observing the world. You do not need a tremendous understanding of the world to document it—rather it is beneficial to know that you will never know. However, it is the continuous attempt at understanding through observation which has led the Orange Media Photography team to create this gallery.
2020 will continue to teach for years to come, there is still much work to be done. However, if you wish to learn and grow from this year it does not come from a leap to the future, rather a brief reflection of the past.
Words and curation by Kyle Switzer