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FSU will host “Subrural,” a collaborative installation by the artists Jenn Figg, Matthew McCormack and Karen Snouffer, in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery from Friday, Oct. 4, to Wednesday, Oct. 30. The exhibition will open with a reception on Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the opening, Snouffer and choreographer Julie Brodie will perform a movement piece. The event is free and open to the public.

“Subrural” is an immersive exploration of the increasing similarities and ongoing differences between urban and rural environments, while seeking to address the cultural anxiety experienced where they intersect. It features repeated forms in painted plastic and screen, including power towers, insect wings and vines, objects one would encounter on a drive between the city and country that serve as metaphors for the commonalities of the urban and the rural.

Figg’s art background is in textiles, digital design, sculpture and installation; McCormack’s is in blown glass, sculpture, sound and video; and Snouffer’s is in performance, painting and installation. With their differing and shared strengths, as well as their mutual interests in energy, technology and their environment, the artists are able to solve complex design challenges to create intricate installations involving light, sound, sculpture and more.

The Roper Gallery is in the Fine Arts Building. It is open Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797 or

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