April 22 - April 29, 2014
Exploring Space is a group exhibition by four Studio Art Majors, who have done independent studies in the 2013-2014 academic year. While each of them pursued different subject matters, they all intepret space in two-dimensional form. Their different responses to space create intriguing contrasts to each other raising questions about how humans interact with space.
A collection of drawings by Art & Physchology Major, Rosie Blair '15 was made over the course of her independent study, Honest Being, examining the individual personalities and everyday interactions of the figures exhibited. The drawings were crafted through conte crayon, with a focus on colorations of the bodies. Each figure has been rendered in the way the artist feels best represents the particularly genuine tone of the collection.
Ella Heck's collection of landscape paintings attempt to further her skills in her use of color, technique, and exploration of style. With the process of onsite drawing with a litho crayon and in studio oil painting, Heck was able to focus on teh relationship between her as an artist, and the subject that she was painting. Her works were greatly inspired by the contemporary landscape artist, Stuart Shils. Ella Heck, '14 is a Studio Art Major.
Emulating the work of Gerhard Richter and Franz Kline, Alan Nitchman's independent study, In Search of Ultimate Unity, sought to establish a balance between chaos and compositional sense. The work was created using acrylic house paint, found canvases, and the cheapest materials possible. Alan Nitchman, '14 Studio Art and Creative Writing Major hopes to pursue a career in education while continuing his passion for both poetry and painting.
In his series of studio interior drawings, Aung Hein Tun '15 Studio Art Major, emphasizes on the materiality of charcoal medium while exploring the theme of space and location. Relying on the warm and tranquil quality produced by charcoal, the drawings attempt to present mundane studio interiors with new visual experiences. The series ulimately embodies the student artist's reflection on his relation to his surroundings.