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Current Exhibitions in SUB Galleries

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Bill Bybee, One, mixed media on canvas

Queer Coding

Works by Bill Bybee

Through December 2022

This exhibition of works explores the world of codification and Queer Abstraction. Codification is the non-verbal communication at the heart of the queer world and the
signs and signals that allow LGBTQIA+ individuals to identify and recognize each other. Queer Abstraction is in dialogue with art and its signs; it is not always visible
but remains unseen and hidden in plain sight. Influenced by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bybee uses abstraction to talk about queer identity and life. “We as humans are made of an intersectionality of experiences. These experiences help us to become the complicated people we are today…This intersectionality enables us to all be different.”

Exhibition Location
Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

The Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

painting representing Marianna Jimenez Edwards' work
Marianna Jimenez Edwards, Fringe, mixed media on panel, 2020

Assembling Self

Works by Marianna Jimenez Edwards

August 21 – December 18, 2022

Immersed in the discovery of her ancestral Mexican culture, Marianna Jimenez Edwards, a Mexican-American artist, presents a body of work that reveals her research of textile design, archaeology, and the ephemera of her family. From beneath veiled layers of paint emerge stamps and fragments of envelopes from family letters sent between the U.S. and Mexico as well as found paper, book pages, and vintage National Geographic advertisements and photos. Jimenez Edwards’ work composes collaged images to convey the fragile nature of living in the U.S. as a Mexican-American between two different worlds, the impact of being separated from one’s culture, and its effect on being seen as Mexican in American spaces.

Exhibition Location

Student Union Trueblood Pop Up Gallery, Boise State University

The Student Union Building Fine Arts Gallery and Trueblood Pop Up Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

2020-2022 Virtual Tours Give You Access

Covid kept us apart for a couple of years, and we missed you during that time. In case you missed the 2020-2022 Exhibition Seasons, you can still access them through virtual tours. If you would like to visit exhibitions from these seasons, please follow the links below:

Exhibiting in the Student Union Building

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Do You Want to Exhibit in the SUB?

Each year, the University Art Curator opens a call for proposals to exhibit in Student Union Galleries. If you are an artist, maker, or think you would like to be one, please consider the Student Union Building Fine Art Galleries and seek out our current calls for proposals.

Calls for Proposals
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Past Exhibitions in the Student Union

Each year, the Student Union Building exhibits 12 shows between the Fine Arts Gallery and the Trueblood Pop Up Gallery. We understand that in this wonderfully creative city, you have many opportunities to visit exhibitions throughout town. If you have needed to skip some of the exhibits at the Student Union Building, we have a list of artists who have shown in the recent past.

Past Exhibitions in the SUB
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