Denison Gallery Hosts Show By Graduating Art Majors
Posted: March 30, 2001
Jessica Buesching's "untitled"
In this student exhibition the artists communicate a kaleidoscope of ideas, feelings and philosophies in their art. Jessica Buesching, a Dublin resident, has paintings and watercolors in the show. She says "The natural world is filled with a wide range of biological forms, which, from a distance, appear very similar in shape and color. By creating larger-than-life images of these same forms, each figure takes on a whole new set of distinctive characteristics. I hope to portray this sense of individuality and monumentality that I see around me each day."
Melissa Garrison's "Burano I"
Melissa Garrison, Albion, Mich., is exhibiting works from her Burano series. She says "By attempting to blur the lines between the three-dimensional and the two-dimensional, my objective has been to explore and manipulate objects and images, emphasizing their most significant visual aspects." Her work is in cement, glass, wood and paint.
Sarah Knouff, Chagrin Falls, is exhibiting video projections and photographic work, "I have used the female figure as a tool to illustrate the body's amazing capacity for movement, expression, and composition within a set space," she comments.
Cheryl Muench, Naples, Fla., has photographs and an untitled work in porcelain, black sand and halogen lights. Her work in photography and sculpture led to this "fusion" work. "These pieces stem from the idea of touch and texture; my work is only successful if the viewer responds to these elements and they themselves want to touch my work," she says.
Betsy Schnell, Macon, Ga., is exhibiting ceramic works. She says of her work, "I love ambiguity in nature. I create sculptures that represent the organic and sexual forms I see in nature."
Tanya Sheremeta, Rochester, N.Y., is exhibiting paintings and ceramic works. One of the pieces is an acrylic on canvas work entitled "Laura at the bagel shop." "My paintings are the most overtly figural of my work and I use color opposition and harmony to play with the expressive capabilities of shape," she says.
The six students exhibiting this year also have participated in a year-long art practicum that required them to submit their works for critiquing by fellow students, faculty members and visiting artists. The special aspect of this practicum is that it is the only class in studio art where all the seniors from the different art disciplines meet. The practicum is intended to intensify the studio experience according to Professsor George Bogdanovitch who led the practicum this past year.
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