Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition

empty playgrounds, sacred soup.
Opening reception: Friday, March 3 // 6-8 PM
On view: March 4-31, 2023
Moody Center for the Arts,
Lovett Lounge/ Second Floor

Katie Kirkpatrick
Lily Weeks
Jeff Xia
Peyton Chiang

Gallery talk provided by student artists during opening reception.

empty playgrounds, sacred soup is a conglomeration of multimedia works tied together through their focus on magnification, distortion, and manipulation of everyday images and texts. The exhibition features installations by Katie Kirkpatrick, Lily Weeks, Peyton Chiang & Jefferson Xia working in collage, audio-video, and interactive media respectively. empty playgrounds, sacred soup was titled after its themes of isolation, childhood, and collection, which are explored through a mixture of ordinary and absurd reflections. Whether it be through using magnifying lenses to amplify the personal reflections of feminine persons, exploring the propensity for self-reflection through video archives, or positioning projections to alter silhouettes, the exhibition aims to push overlooked reflections towards the level of the sacred. 


This exhibition has been underwritten by the Mavis C. Pitman Endowment and the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. For more information, please visit or call 713-348-4882.