B.F.A. and B.A. Senior Art Exhibitions
Mixed-media artworks in IMMATER(REALITY) translate consumer culture into abstract and disjointed dreamscapes. Paisley Blair uses their own consumptive habits as source material for investigating identity performance under capitalism.
– Paisley Blair
Ila Dannelley’s exhibition, Light Body, seeks to rekindle physical and spiritual connections that ground all sentient beings to the Earth. Her collection of watercolor paintings, video performance, and sculptural installation deepen our understanding of the intricacies of nature, and the relationships we hold with it.
– Ila Dannelley
In Jack Doloszycki’s body of sculptural ceramics, Surface, Unsurfaced explores the intersection between the three-dimensional object and material surface. Through an experimental approach to glaze dynamics, he aims to investigate how ceramic material has the ability to both have and be surface. Surface, Unsurfaced considers the liminal space between visual attraction and physical touch, and how they affect the sensibility of human emotion.
– Jack Doloszycki
The two series of related figurative paintings in the exhibition Biophilia explore the physical, mental, and spiritual connections that humans have with the Earth. Place-based and embodied memories are rendered through compositions of overlapped imagery of dream-like environments and figures of varying scales.
– Olivia Gray
Artworks in this exhibition, “Ars Amatoria,” engage with ideas of censorship and intimacy in two slightly different series of paintings. In the first, Lily Loose paints sex scenes as mediated images appropriated from television and film, and obscured by bruises that float abstractly over the surface of the painting. Her second body of paintings addresses intimacy, focusing on obscured images of people holding hands in a series of paintings created on a small, personal scale. With her work, she questions the role of violence as it relates to sex in films, and explores how censorship impacts the way that people view the world outside of film.
– Lily Loose
The paintings of cloth in Mattie Mint’s series, Ipseity Cloth, focus on three individuals in her immediate family using details of their clothing as subject matter to expose the way in which fabric is an extension of identity. Mint accentuates her subject’s clothes and interjects them with human presence, through fluid brushwork and subtle shifts in color, in order to explore the cultural presentation of clothing.
– Mattie Mint