'Backpage Poems:' MFA thesis exhibition by Kristina Davis opens Monday

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Backpage Poems," a master of fine arts thesis exhibition by Penn State graduate student Kristina Davis, will be on display March 13-17 in Penn State's School of Visual Arts Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. Davis creates immersive installations about sex, exposing the ruptures between our social mores and desires as seen through the lens of sex work. A reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16.

Davis is a printmaker who deviates from the traditions of printmaking to create immersive spaces with the multiple in mind. Guided by life experiences, she shares a crass candor with a poet's approach. Throughout her career she has used activism to guide her artistic compass. Finding solace in the process of creation, she is able to share with the viewer the intimate details of being a motherly, art-making, freight -hopping, sex work-revolutionary-squatter-goddess. 

Last Updated March 13, 2017