McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History presents “When Things Become Thoughts,” the first of its two senior capstone exhibitions, April 22 through May 2 in the Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. The show will feature art from students working in digital media and graphic design. The artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m. Students displaying work include Julia Celebrado-Royer, Dane Koontz, Bryan Larrimore, Casey Roberds, and Joe Rollins.
Julia Celebrado-Royer works in several media, including pen and ink, watercolor, oil paint, woodcut, silkscreen and digital art. “My artworks deal with the search for identity through exploring childhood memories,” she says. “I use childhood photographs, written or verbal accounts, and personal documents to stimulate, and also validate, these memories.”
Photographer Bryan Larrimore will display a series of photographs he took while in Japan during the summer of 2012. The photographs “capture my love for the Japanese culture, as well as the mystic beauty of the people, architecture, and natural landscape of Japan,” he states. “I feel that I must share this beauty with others, which is why I have digitally touched up these photographs and showcased them so everyone may witness the magnificence of Japan.”
“I work in everything from body painting, drawing, to newspapers, to rocks, and video” notes Casey Roberds. “My portfolio focuses on violent human behavior and why such behavior is deprived and disguised on the surface of ourselves and ultimately, buried deep within our self-conscious. It also focuses on violent media and the society to which we endure today, revealing how we have become numb to violent vocabulary and imagery. My work appears at first appealing, average, and intriguing, but once the viewer becomes vigilant of the imagery, one can understand the violence surfacing the piece. The fundamental objective of my work is to reveal our natural tendencies of violence and to the make the viewer fully and ultimately aware of our vicious and barbaric behaviors.”
As I’ve progressed in my art career I have grown to love all computer based art,” says Joe Rollins. “My work comes from my inspiration of business related designs such as marketing, advertisements, etc. Simplicity with creativity is what I shoot for with my work.”
The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For information and to confirm gallery hours, please call 410-857-2595.
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