“A Glory That May Never,” a solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Dawn Holder, will be featured through Thursday, March 11, in the Spiva Gallery at Missouri Southern.
Holder’s work explores landscape as social and cultural construct. In recent years, her work has been critical of the many Confederate monuments throughout the South, and her travels in Europe have found the genesis of these images of power and control in Roman antiquities.
Through her sculptures, she hopes to validate the ongoing fight to reevaluate the many monuments erected in the spirit of oppression.
An associate professor of art, Holder teaches ceramics, sculpture and art history at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark. She has shown her work in galleries and museums throughout the country, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. In 2019, she was awarded grants from the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program and the Arkansas Arts Council Sally A. Williams Fund for artist residencies in Rome, Italy, and Skaelskor, Denmark.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Currently, the gallery requires social distancing to be maintained at all times, and face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus