Alex Ellena is exhibiting works upon the beliefs of good luck and bad luck, using bad luck along with good luck to create a paradox. This paradox shows that no matter how much luck there is without bad there is no good. Freddie Lamoreaux II is installing work made of and about hair, in hopes to express his position upon a material with huge social and cultural significance. Dillon Diaz will be incorporating his work for viewers to experience an epiphany, within his metaphors of death created through drawings and paintings. Together they will attempt to create an overall atmosphere of what they believe humanity has either been in fear of, or conformed to over time and create a conversation of what is necessary or unnecessary within society.”
Come out this Friday March 29th 6-9pm for the closing reception of CULTure by #printmaker Alex Ellena, mix media artist Freddie Lamoreaux II, & #Painter Dillon Diaz for their first exhibition together. Also don’t miss the Special audience participation performance conducted by artist Freddie Lamoreaux II beginning at 6pm. Last #Senior Fine #Art #thesis #exhibition for the #spring #semester at #RinglingCollege #Crossley_Gallery (at Crossley Gallery)
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Miranda Burns and Devon Keene are exploring the reinvention and new consciousness of self through imagery, video, and sculptural processes using this as a method to exploit the specific symbols and themes present in the work. Walter Matthews paintings obfuscate imagery taken from his immediate surroundings establishing his presence in the work through the use of mark making with both image transfer and painted response.
Miranda Burns http://burns-miranda.tumblr.com/
I am selfish; I make work about myself and girls worth talking about.
The current body explores a personal mythology in the exploitation of
the female trophy and the impression left on the possessor. The new consciousness of self is hunting the naïve, shameful and rebellious disposition of juvenility.
Devon Keene http://devonkeene.com/
This series of work is an exploration of the use of an alter ego used
as a catalyst for discussing themes of authority, fetishism and daddy
love. The second self is an aggrandizement of persona that allows
me to discuss contents of a chimerical property- an altered state
of consciousness - but in the same body.
Walter Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org
Each painting I create poses a set of questions and problems that may be resolved in the next painting. This consequently poses another, more complex set of questions/problems and so on. Currently I have been exploring the contrast of abstraction and figuration. I aim to render visible intensities through the coupling of these two forms of representation. While creating a painting I think about affects (sensations) in the Deleuzian sense- intensities corresponding from one experiential state of the body to another; and how these different transitional states of the body may be influenced through the body’s interaction within a particular space.
I begin my paintings by photographing figures from my immediate surroundings and digitally altering them. The resulting print outs are then physically altered, cut and/or torn, then transferred to the surface. I often integrate the image transfer with a painted response to create a complex handling of both abstraction and figuration. I treat the image transfer as a form of mark making that eschews the brush while also keeping a presence of hand.
Fine Arts seniors Jessica Anne Cattle, Darcy Little and David Morais present the viewer opportunities to transcend time and memory. The works in this exhibition share an underlying theme of the figure’s relation to its surroundings. The viewer is led through each artist’s reflection on past experiences of a distant yet nostalgic terrain, self‐discovery in a paradise and visions of a post-apocalyptic world.
The exhibition Chapters in Time focuses on the specific immersive aspects of the three artist’s individual works. Cattle’s work references the past, Little’s work looks at the past in comparison to the present and the future and Morais’s work captures an imagined post-apocalyptic future. The work in this exhibition functions as a portal or window into a specific environment created by each artist. It is hoped that their juxtaposition and arrangement will provide a stimulating visual journey. It is hoped that during this journey the viewer will create their own narrative.
Jessica Anne Cattle
My work is about remembering those quiet, precious moments that one tends to forget. I want re-capture the forgotten moments in a life. I believe a landscape can be a portrait of someone, and through printmaking, watercolor painting and sewing I seek to capture the true and unique identity of someone. I want to suggest that I am evoking an aesthetic that I call Contemporary Victorian: an admixture of delicate and bold traditions of the new and the old.
JessicaAnneArt.weebly.com – email@example.com
During my process of painting and drawing, I am exploring the dichotomy between perception and reality. With my use of sensuous color and active line, I manipulate and excite the viewer’s observations.
behance.net/darcylittle – firstname.lastname@example.org
It is 200 years into the future and the city of South Port is under the control of a supreme leader by the name of Wesley. Under her rule, new law is put in place that essentially places the modern human creature into a state of slavery. Human companionship is outlawed, and all people are to only love and adore their great leader Wesley.
Meanwhile, deep in the sewers beneath this dysfunctional society, voluptuous temptresses who would otherwise distract these slaves from Wesley are excommunicated. Wesley’s genetically enhanced enforcers are regularly sent into these sewers to eradicate the so-called menace, but fail repeatedly due to their lack of solidarity. The belles survived on the flesh of these enforcers and have become fearless and strong enough to endure, (and perhaps enjoy) life beneath.
My work brings forth this story in the form of life- size paintings on flat surfaces, in this case, doors. By inventing this universe and the characters that lie within it, I use the doors as a metaphor for entrances into this world.
Our thesis exhibition demonstrates a collection of work to contemplate human emotion and interaction under a given circumstance. Christopher’s work is abstracted imagery found in deemed popular culture magazines. In essence his work is commenting on life occurrence. Anna Mansberger’s series of portraits captures the importance of her subject matter by repetition and showcasing the subject’s belongings. Morgan Janssen’s work manipulates the figure stressing tensions and attitudes in each sculpture. Together we have created a visual showcase of human experiences.
I attempt to preserve. Whether preserving a thought, memory or feeling, selected imagery implicates abstracted life occurrences. I’m interested in the interaction of life and how perception plays a roll in shaping our cognition.
I tend to work based in the medium of collage. I most recently moved into the object realm and tend to further my exploration in combining the two.
My work consists of a series of portraits in a response to the loss of someone near to me. The accumulation of portraits is isolated with simple backdrops to bring the focus to the subtleties and details presented. The paintings reveal an insight to this individual by creating a dialogue between them.
My work focuses on ambiguous figures by not accentuating a gender but how the body interacts with itself. The figures lead towards their singular selves internalizing their identity in settings of discomfort and awkwardness. I am pushing towards the progression of a unique internal dialogue with each piece.
EVENT: “Formality”| an exhibition by artists Cody Berringer, Diana Lueken, Anna Paul FA-2013
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday February 22th, 2013 from 7:00- 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Seniors Cody Berringer, Diana Lueken and Anna Paul will be presenting their individual bodies of work in their group show “Formality” at the Crossley Gallery. The opening of the show will be on Tuesday February 19th, 2013 with a closing reception on Friday February 22nd, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Through this exhibition we intend to demonstrate a cohesive body of work between the three of us by the handling of space and formal elements.Cody Berringer will be showing collectively constructed low relief sculptures which appropriate architectural design using everyday construction products. Diana Lueken’s work explores the aesthetic properties of assembling found objects and embracing their natural qualities. Anna Paul’s paintings explore formal elements derived from graffiti’s bold shapes, and colors, through her application and utilization of paint. Our decisions made individually are all heavily reliant on processes and our interactions with materials, creating an overall unity between each of our works. We hope to create a dialogue among our work in the space through the similarities of repurposing materials and the dexterity to which we approach our aesthetic decisions.
We would be honored to have you attend our Senior thesis exhibition.
The exhibition will be on view Tuesday February 19th through Friday February 22nd.
Ringling College of Art and Design
Crossley Gallery Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. from 10-4pm
2698 Bradenton Rd. Sarasota FL, 34234
Outer Silence Inner Noise
Opening February 12 -15, 2013
Closing Reception, February 15 from 7-9pm
“Outer Silence Inner Noise” is an exhibition of works by Ellen Philson, Ashley Savage and Erin Schweers that presents new work by the three emerging artists who examine the nature of abstract painting and drawing addressing intention, paint application and mark making.
Erin Schweers: “When painting, I express visually indescribable moments. It is my intention that the paintings become capable of suggesting both a subtle and elusive occurrence. When painting I translate sensations brought about by small realizations that are both fortuitous and temporary. I translate them onto the canvas in a primarily instinctive way, formally responding to each mark as moments are considered. Each of the pieces becomes capable of demonstrating an allusion to documentation of occurrences.”
Ellen Philson: “My interests in movement, flowing lines, tapering thick and thin rivers of motion and organic qualities about the line is the focus of this work. The organic qualities in my line references both nature and the figurative elements of the human body. I want the motion to be implied, whether it suggests movement, mood or emotion. My process involves working on organza fabric that is both laid flat on the floor and hung vertically on the wall. Working flat on the floor enables me to manipulate the quality of line as it flows and evolves. I experiment with layering many surfaces of dyed fabric and lines as well to help create depth in my pieces.”
Ashley Savage: “I create paintings that reinvent my drawings. My process involves using techniques of layering and collage. I depict space that is a representation and extension of my hand. I source inspiration from traveling, museums, galleries, public art, films and music. My family and everyday life experiences inform the type of work I create.”
True Affair will be on display starting Tuesday, February 5th from 10- 4pm in #crossley_gallery at #Ringling College with it’s closing reception on Friday, February 8th 7- 9pm. #Sculptors Starr Riovo, Alvy Vereecke, and #Printmaker Mike Bailey’s first exhibition together. Also remember to stop in on Wednesday, February 6th at 11:30- 12:30pm for the artist talk concerning their process, goals, collaboration, and individual work. See you there! (at Crossley Gallery)
RCAD Crossley Gallery
With any relationship, there is a light and dark side to all our affair. Places of refuge and security can become hostile. Love, once sweet and calm, can erupt with rage in its own passion to keep the loved one close, while adoration is slowly replaced by a fatal attraction. The exhibition True Affair by sculptors Starr Riovo and Alvy Vereecke and printmaker Mike Bailey delves into not only the malice but also passionate aspects of love and obsession. The body of work is a depiction of how each artist has been driven to act and react within their relationships.
Starr Riovo talks about understanding a relationship by investigating her own relationships and exposing the raw emotion. Alvy Vereecke explores the environment of a home where sanctuaries can twist into combative and fiery forces. Places of harmony are transformed by lovers, family and friends. They can become battlegrounds invisible to an outsider. In choosing corporate logos, Mike Bailey explores the message behind the visual. His work encourages the viewer to consider their own response to corporate logos they no longer “see” and reconsider how they might respond to them.
True Affair will be on display in Crossley Gallery from February 5th to February 8th, 2013 between the times of 10:00am - 4:00pm. An artist talk will proceed the opening on February 6th from 11:30am - 12:30pm hosted in the Crossley Gallery, enabling the public an insight to the artists’ and their work. The exhibition will conclude with a closing reception February 8th, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Additional Crossley Gallery information:
WHAT WE SAW MADE PRESENT at Crossley Gallery
January 29 - February 1, 2013
Closing Reception February 1 from 6-9PM
Works by Tracy Keenan, Jazz Leeb, and Blair Whiteford
“What We Saw Made Present,” is an exhibition of works by Fine Arts seniors Tracy Keenan, Jazz Leeb, and Blair Whiteford created over the past couple of months. The work is connected by their shared interest in the non-physical properties of objects, artifacts, and figures which are made present in the work.
I am interested in the nonstop displacement of the object. My work is suspicious of context and its potential to misrepresent the object yet embraces the potential of deterioration, ultimately endorsing the failing surety of physical things in an increasingly immaterial world.
My process is one of exploration. Through the amalgamation of symbolic and material values, I want to convey ideas of escape, survival and the internal struggle for constant transformation. Through a combination of literal process, illusory use of light and theatrical presentation, I employ materials, such as reflective space blankets and translucent plastics, that explore the boundary between the transcendental and the tangible. This work stands to be a gateway to discovery in a world where new information and understanding are hidden in plain sight, and critical connections are obscured.
I am interested in the way that a body interacts with its surroundings. The images that I create depict bodies and spaces that are constantly being altered by a hypothetical understanding of the space that the figures are experiencing. While creating my recent body of work I have been particularly interested in the space that exists in between non-objective abstraction and representation, allowing the two to transform into one another throughout the paintings.
I begin with the physical, this meaning; all of my pictures are essentially representational. I then assign my personal response to the image, and explore the relationship between the figure, its surroundings, and the resulting levels of abstraction. I use my personal experiences of people and situations as my primary subject matter. I choose a subject based on how strong my awareness of an event/individual/ object is. I believe that in making a painting of a ‘thing’ I must first have an extensive awareness of all properties that the subject consists of.
I draw heavily from the idea of ‘the body without organ’ or rather, the experiential body, in which the body exists in state, between abstraction and representation (we do not see or understand the organs that exist within us, so we to an extent do not fully believe that they exist). In this system of logic, the body can be fragmented, abstracted and pulled apart as an idea, and ignores the biological realities of the human body.
The exhibition will be on view Tuesday, January 29 through Friday, February 1 with a closing reception on Friday, February 1 from 6 to 9PM.