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Thin-Skinned

Art major exhibits senior thesis

When senior art major Grace Weaver came to UVM, she planned to study biology. A painting class with professor Steve Budington during sophomore year won over her intellectual affiliation, but her scientific curiosity lives on.

She may have traded a microscope for a foam brush, but make no mistake: Weaver is still engaged in research and investigation, and her senior thesis, an exhibition titled "Thin-Skinned," shows it. With the help of a prestigious URECA grant -- most commonly awarded to students in the sciences -- she secured her own studio space on Pine Street. There, Weaver has been immersed in an exploration of "the surfaces that separate the body from the external world" and the ways in which we strive to know and interact with the world around us.

Watch this slideshow to see images of Weaver's line drawings, paintings and objects, and hear her talk about the show, her influences and the unusual materials she's chosen.

See the exhibition in person, Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 30 at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 266 Pine Street, Burlington.