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Art students and faculty present research
and art in Bangkok

RELEASED: June 29, 2010

poster for UW-Eau Claire art & design presentation
More information about the student/faculty trip to Thailand can be found on the group's blog, http://uwec-bangkok.blogspot.com, or by contacting Jyl Kelley at kelleyja@uwec.edu.

EAU CLAIRE — Four art students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are representing the department of art & design at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24-July 14.

Seniors Marguerite Berg of Wisconsin Rapids, Kaleb Durocher, Wisconsin Rapids, and Rachel Konsella, Eau Claire, and junior Daniel Smith, Golden Valley, Minn., will present their individual research projects to Thai students in visual and communication arts, who will, in turn, present theirs. The students are accompanying Jyl Kelley and Wanrudee Buranakorn, assistant professors of photography at UW-Eau Claire. Sean Ford, lecturer in English, also is accompanying the group and on July 14 will give a presentation on the sonnet form to students and faculty at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University in Samut Prakan, Thailand.

The group will collaborate with Thai students and faculty on the installation of a photographic exhibition by Buranakorn, a Thai-American artist. "Language In-Form," curated by Kelley, displays movement and juxtaposes light and shadow, image and text. By placing figures in an array of settings and contexts, Buranakorn offers a new perspective on the traditional view of the female form as an art object. The retrospective showcases her history as an artist since 1995.

This will be the first time Buranakorn, who now lives and works in the United States, has returned to her homeland to display her artwork. Konsella, an art major, and Berg, a journalism major, are the production associates for the exhibition. Durocher, an art major, designed the recently completed exhibition catalog.

"This crossing of cultural boundaries is especially interesting to our group who seeks new cultural perspectives," said Buranakorn. "Another goal of our trip is to investigate each of our interests in visual art by comparing Thai culture and American culture on various topics.

"'Language In-Form' has become a catalyst for each of our individual research interests in exploring visual art in Thailand."

An exhibition of new works developed on the trip, to be shown in America and Thailand, is planned for 2010-11.

The book "Language In-Form" is available for purchase at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1430955 and includes full color images of all works in the exhibition as well as essays in English and Thai.

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