Nov. 27, 2012 – The Department of Art at Allegheny College will open the annual Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects Exhibition with a public reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show is an opportunity for graduating Art majors and minors to present their work, the culminating experience of their art studies.
The show includes work by two Art and Technology majors. Anna Sobolov Good will show a series of narrative images that explore the protagonist’s struggle against exclusion and abuse. Kerri Morgan creates camera-less, abstract photographic prints by using an intuitive creative process and will present a second body of work consisting of large color photographs that explore androgyny, loneliness and the uncanny.
The show will also present advanced studio works by 13 Art majors and Studio Art minors. Andrew Shirley uses images from his childhood to represent the trauma and joy of growing up. Sandra Wilson and Jessica Jeroski will show a scale model of a mural they are proposing for the exterior of the college’s Pelletier Library.
Catherine Van Damme creates a sculptural installation of swarming creatures moving in a lyrical pattern. Brian Rocks draws a collection of ink portraits of Pokémon characters. Victoria Grimm’s paintings compare morality tales. Alexandra Miller’s realistic graphite drawings of dogs show the human conditions of status and lone¬liness. Ashley Payseure creates a comics-style collage about a young man and his troubling memories of a forgotten ritual.
Emily Divins uses slick surfaces and cheerful design to express coarse sentiments. Liz Suh collages mirror fragments, torn paintings and ripped photographs to document addiction. Hannah Rooks uses mixed media and fashion design to evoke goddesses. Grant Rauch’s large fantasy landscape painting establishes an unsettling mood, and Lucas Carrion’s relief prints depict elements of a life spent moonshining.
In addition to the public reception, the exhibit can be viewed through Wednesday, Dec. 12. Call 814-332-4365 for special hours during this exhibit. The Art Galleries are located in Doane Hall of Art, which is connected to the Campus Center on the Allegheny College campus, east of North Main Street between College and John Streets in Meadville.
The Art Galleries are wheelchair accessible. All events are free to the public. More information about the Art Galleries can be found at www.allegheny.edu/artgalleries.