University of Rochester 2004
Rochester artist Tom Carpenter explores the relationship between beauty standards and the alteration of physical appearance to conform to those standards in his exhibition "This Happy," which can be seen at the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus from Monday, Jan. 19, through Wednesday, Feb. 25.
An opening reception and talk by the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, in the gallery.
Carpenter, who specializes in mixed media, alternative image transfer, and painting, is an instructor in the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery. In his current exhibition, he explores how media like magazines and television present ideals of beauty and also the means to reach these ideals: through the purchase of advertised products.