Looking Inside the Annual Senior Student Exhibition

 

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Students, family and faculty observe the senior art majors’  work.

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Meg Gardella, Untitled Movement VII, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As someone who can draw a mediocre stick figure at best, seeing the projects my peers created makes me quite envious of their talent. The annual Senior Student Exhibition Opening Reception at Gund Gallery was last night, and features a variety of installations done by the 16 senior Studio Art majors. I had the pleasure of viewing the projects and asking some of the artists about their inspiration, process and more.

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Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Ana Inciardi ’19

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Ana Inciardi ’19. 

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Ana’s original artwork that was made into postcards and animated!

Ana Inciardi’s distinct style is apparent throughout her countless journals and sketchbooks. Her favorite style is illustration, with her art depicting detailed images of life at Kenyon and her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

Ana is inspired by the possibility of affecting people with her artwork. When she arrived at Kenyon, Ana created personalized watercolor postcards for friends and family in order to stay in touch. Eventually, she illustrated a series of postcards that incorporated iMessages from her own life. Continue reading

Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Sophia De Pascuale ’16

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I think it’s safe to say that everyone in the Kenyon community has seen the artwork of Sophia De Pascuale. If you’ve stepped into Wiggin Street Coffee, there’s no way you could miss it. Sophia was asked to paint the mural long ago, before she was an art major, when she was working at Wiggin Street and her boss admired the chalkboard advertisements she made. She actually painted the mural this summer, and it took her a month to complete.

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Students, Alumni and Faculty Remain Concerned About Senior Art Exhibition’s Ambiguous Future

via kenyon.edu

via kenyon.edu

As the second half of the 2015 Senior Studio Art exhibitions open this week, the future of student exhibitions at the Gund Gallery remains unclear.

Although President Decatur announced that the class of 2016’s Studio Art majors will have their senior exhibitions in the gallery in a student-info email on Friday, the exhibitions for the class of 2017 and beyond have not been confirmed.

After an article in the March 26 issue of the Collegian announced that the gallery may discontinue exhibitions of student and faculty work, debates over the gallery’s purpose popped up in the Collegian and online.

Among these reactions was a Facebook page called “A Thousand to One: Supporting Senior Art Majors’ Use of Gund Gallery,” launched by Lucas Pastorfield-Li ’15 to garner support for a petition to ensure future student exhibitions in the space.

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Inside The Artist’s Sketchbook: Caroline Del Giudice ’15

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Caroline Del Giudice ’15.

Caroline's recent installation piece

Caroline’s recent installation piece

I first saw Caroline’s work at the installation show in December 2014. Her piece, “Revolution is Not a Bed of Roses” caught most people’s attention. Constructed almost entirely of metal and standing over six feet tall, the roses were hard not to stare at. The piece, about her time in Cuba, is one of the most extravagant and beautiful installations I’ve seen at Kenyon, but it’s certainly not the only fascinating structure among Del Giudice’s work.

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Do it tonight: Senior Exercise in Studio Art

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Tonight in Gund Gallery seniors Nicholas Anania, Sarah Cohen-Smith, Mary Defer, Sam Ebert, Elise Shattuck, Bethany Stephens, Ellie Tomlinson, Emily Torrey, Sydney Watnick, and Sophie Yolowitz will present their senior exercises in studio art. Featuring a variety of mediums ranging from photography to oil paintings to installation work, the artists have a wide variety of works and themes to present. Be sure to turn out to support your peers!

What: Senior Exercise in Studio Art

When: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Where: Gund Gallery