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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Shifting Ground: Exhibition at Brooks Center Showcases Clemson Alumna, Hilary Siber

When A Body Breaks by Hilary Siber, oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches

by Thomas Hudgins

Hilary Siber HeadshotThe seeds of Hilary Siber’s love for art and landscape were planted early. As a child in Ohio, Siber remembers drawing trees and solving jigsaw puzzles. Flash-forward several years, and she found herself exercising those same artistic muscles pursuing a degree in architectural design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. “I was fortunate enough to work in the design field for several years after graduation,” Siber said, “but visual problem solving soon became a puzzle that pulled me toward creating fine art. I am forever challenged by the visual mode of communication. It seems to elude language while simultaneously creating a new one.” She enrolled in Clemson’s Master of Fine Arts program in the art department. There, she “began to understand that creating paintings is two-fold: I am putting a puzzle together while presenting one to my viewers.”
Those artistic puzzles will be on display with her new exhibition, Shifting Ground,presented by the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts in the lobby of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts this fall, from Tuesday, September 8, through Friday, December 4.

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