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Past Event
Department of Art
Sunday, March 5 to Friday, March 31
empty playgrounds, sacred soup.

About the Event

empty playgrounds, sacred soup.

Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition

On view: March 4-31, 2023

Moody Center for the Arts

2nd floor, Lovett Lounge

Katie Kirkpatrick

Lily Weeks

Jeff Xia

Peyton Chiang

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. 

For more information visit: Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition 2023

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.

Directions & Parking

The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

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Moody Center for the Arts
2nd floor, Lovett Lounge

United States