A collection of works by self-taught artist, milkdadd can now be viewed in a summer exhibit at UCA (University of Central Arkansas) Downtown in Conway.
The show, “Welcome Home,” features pieces from the Little Rock resident, which explore the world of social media and the “sense of security” that develops with that, according to the location’s website.
“Using digital sketches with with an added layer of traditional medium, the artist wrestles with this phenomenon that has transformed human interaction, bringing us all together while simultaneously pushing us apart,” the website reads.
Officials explained milkdadd’s style as constantly evolving, never seeming to fit into the same category and the only one aspect that does seem evident is the artist’s draw toward body language and facial expressions.
“We present the best version of ourselves to our online-audience, but as society evolves with the visual nature of platforms such as Instagram as the vehicle of change, the line blurs between our social media presence and our in-person selves,” milkdadd said in a news release.
A reception is being held in honor of the artist from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at UCA Downtown. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to meet milkdadd – who has been featured in local art shows, magazines, small businesses and pop-up type events – and view pieces with a variety of mediums throughout including milkdadd’s use of spray paint, chalk, charcoal and bold-colored acrylics.
Guests can view the exhibit at the gallery between 12-5 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 29.
To watch milkdadd’s art process and stay up-to-date with future events follow the artist @milkdadd on social media.
For more information, visit www.uca.edu/downtown or contact Kristy Carter at (501) 450-3139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.