The Senior Exercise in Studio Art
The Senior Exercise in studio art consists of a public exhibition, a written statement, and an oral defense before each member of the studio faculty. The Senior Exercise usually takes place immediately after spring break in the second semester. Senior Exercise Images
2013 Senior Art Majors Exhibiting in The Gund Gallery
Opening Reception 5:00-8:00pm, Monday, March 25th
Exhibition runs Tuesday, March 26 - Sunday, April 14
Gallery Hours: 1:00-7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00-5:00pm Saturday, Sunday
Alexia-Renee Derkasch, from Tarpon Springs, Florida, will reveal her modern interpretation of Quilling, an 18th century technique for rolling decorative paper. Derkasch's work is an exploration into the obsessive nature of humans.
Ferrell Garramone, Nashville, Tennessee native, will exhibit large-scale figurative oil paintings at Kenyon College's Gund Gallery. Ferrell's work examines subtle properties of the physical signs of gender, proposing diptychs as means of approaching this social binary.
Ville Matias Lampi, originally from Ruukki, Finland, will present his multichannel video installation inspired by philosophy of photography. Lampi's work is a meditation on the role of images, text and technology in the process of remembering. Through heavily modi?ed digital images and formal poetry, the work poses the question, "What is lost when a memory is translated into a series of pixels, characters or bytes?"
Lindsay Lynch, from Chevy Chase, Maryland, will exhibit a series of prints, exploring themes of symbolism and consciousness through the medium of linoleum carving. Lynch's work has foundations in mythology, religion, and literary theory and focuses on constructing psychological portrayals.
Nicholas Nazmi, who has recently moved to New York City, has created a series of moving paintings as an attempt to take a closer look into the subway environment that he has experienced for the past two years. Combining both oil paintings and animation into a single frame, Nazmi's work serves as peepholes into the lives of others. These subway car portraits are sketches of random individuals that have caught his attention; ranging from soldiers, to mariachi bands, to old ladies in fur.
Tristan Neviska, from Fredericktown, Ohio, will exhibit his architectural wall sculptures featuring wood-frame construction. The pieces, which are inspired by fond memories of time spent at his grandparent's house, discuss the importance of place in our development .
Darya Tsymbalyuk, from Mykolaiv, Ukraine, will present a series of oil paintings as an attempt to reconcile the human striving for the cosmic with the earthly weight of our bodies. Focusing on the human gesture, her work is an attempt to manifest our connection to the world beyond the world of physical existence.
William Udell, from New York, NY, will reveal his perspective on the process of making art with his sculptural machines. Udell's work exhibits mechanical sculptures that in a reinvented way, replicate both trivial functions as well as functions relating to classical sculpture. The work brings together social commentary on the relationship between people and machines while also studying the hand of the artist in contemporary work.
Matthew Verticchio, of River Forest, Illinois, will exhibit an interactive installation featuring wooden frame construction. Verticchio's work examines the state of sleep using the visual language and materials of construction sites.
Edith Willey, originally from Meadville, Pennsylvania, will express her fascination with the beauty of everyday objects with an installation piece composed of found objects, photographs, drawings, and cut paper.