Imagination alive and well in the Sheppard Art Gallery
Story by: Grant Whitney Harvey
A daydreamer can stand in an empty room and see amazing things. An artist, like Rebekah Bogard, can do the same but show those things to others. In her first exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno, the ceramics professor is surely showing amazing things in the Sheppard Art Gallery.
“Love and Leisure”, on display until Feb. 15, resembles the landscape of a fairytale or the forest of a colorful dream. Easter-green plants look like stacked orbs and grow from the floor and creatures which can best be described as resembling common squirrels inhabit the Candyland-like foliage. Possessing glossy, Bambi-like eyes, the colorful, loving creatures are frozen in acts common to most living things such as play, sleep, eating and, of course -- sex.
Rebekah Bogard's “Love and Leisure”, on display until Feb. 15, resembles the landscape of a fairytale or the forest of a colorful dream.