Denison Art Gallery Exhibition Features Senior Art Majors
Posted: April 1, 2003
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Art Gallery will feature the works of 11 graduating studio art majors in the annual senior show beginning Saturday (April 5) in the Burke Hall Gallery (236 W. Broadway). An opening symposium is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Gallery with a reception for the artists at 6 p.m. later that day. Featuring painting, photography and sculpture, the exhibition is open to the public daily from 1 to 4 p.m. without charge and runs through Saturday (May 3).
'Concealed and Revealed' by Katie Brumbaugh
"The content and styles of the work to be presented varies greatly due to the number of individuals participating," said Gallery Director Lee Hanford. "The senior symposium show is expected to be a very exciting experience with a new generation of artists."
Emily Kimmich (Dayton) uses still life paintings to make ordinary objects like fruit come alive. "I found that the subject matter I chose has more possibilities than I ever imagined," says Kimmich. "I began to explore ways to make my work more than just pretty pictures of fruit on a table. The painting or print becomes an active 'stage' of subtle visual narrative and illusion."
'Lemons and Limes' by Gretchen Stickle
Whitney Knapp (Upperville, Va.) seeks to convey realistic landscapes in her paintings. "I've always found certain places to be of particular importance to me and I choose to represent those places within my work," says Knapp. "My work is focused on reality; however, my depiction of subject matter radiates an element of abstraction."
'Sunset Over the Hollow' by Whitney Knapp
Meghan Siddall (Danville) uses photos, books and installations to reflect her strong belief in the preservation of natural environments. "Although many of the advances in technology today give us means to conserve our limited natural resources, there are still many environmentally devastating practices that we ignore," says Siddall. "It is my hope that through my work, we acknowledge the impact and are moved to do our part to protect the natural world that is often imitated but never duplicated."
Anand Sokhey (Loveland) uses loose brushwork, scraping and the thick application of paint to produce content-oriented pieces about political culture. "The mentality, look and personality of politicos and social bigwigs fascinates me," says Sokhey. "Through my work I hope to encourage others to pay attention to what is happening in this country, and in the name of this country."
Shaon Yoon (Istanbul, Turkey) uses her paintings to present realistic images of the human body rather than 'ideal' images depicted by the media. "My interest in the human figure is continuous," says Yoon. "I am interested in the raw nature of realistic naked bodies rather than classical reclining nudes. We are constantly presented with images of 'perfect' models that seem to tell us what we should look like. In my paintings, I try to represent all types of bodies."
The show also features seniors Lucile Beecher (Lake Forest, Ill.), painting; Katherine Brumbaugh (Greenville), photography and sculpture; Lisa Mitchell (Delaware), sculpture; Shannon Rose (Newark), painting; Noorie Sadarangani (Bombay, India), painting; and Gretchen Stickle (Ligonier, Pa.), painting.
The 11 students exhibiting this year also have participated in a year-long art practicum that required them to submit their works to critiquing by fellow students, faculty members and visiting artists. The practicum is intended to intensify the studio experience and is the only class in studio art where students in all the different art disciplines meet.
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