McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History presents the second of its two senior capstone exhibitions, May 6 through May 16 in the Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. The show will feature pieces from students working in studio art. The artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 8 with a Gallery Talk beginning at 6:00 p.m. Students displaying work include Brent Budge, Sara Caporaletti, Lindsey Kellogg, Morgan Lindsay, and Andrea Messaoud.
“My work focuses on the different ways humans perceive the world, how we perceive it, and the ramifications of perceiving in these ways,” states mixed media artist Brent Budge. Some of my work is designed to make audiences consider what life would be like if they perceived the world differently (like if they suffered from certain disorders), some makes them question how dependable their perceptions are, and some illustrate what life would be like if our senses worked differently. Typically my art is designed to force the user to draw his or her own conclusion about the subject but all of my pieces require some degree of interaction from the audience.
Sara Caporaletti feels that “identity is a personal aspect that continues to evolve over time. My art focuses on the many factors, attributes, and characteristics that make me a unique person. Through a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, and video/audio, I hope to convey an authentic portrait of who I am.“
Through her work in text and digital media, Lindsay Kellogg explores “the importance and comfort of being anonymous in a public world. I create anonymous people, who while they remain anonymous, are very revealing. The viewer is then enabled to create his or her own people based on the art presented to them and learn from these people without knowing who they are.”
“Most of my inspiration is drawn from landscapes around my house as well as memories from my childhood,” notes Morgan Lindsay. “My paintings are mostly ambiguous and left partly to the viewer’s imagination as to their representation. I work with acrylic color mixed with various textured gels to create these dream-like abstractions.”
Andrea Messaoud’s artwork “takes elements of memory and psychiatry, by use of the Rorschach design, as well as implementing the ability to create a specific projection based on the medium used. Ultimately, I connect the viewer with the tangible memory, by placing the Rorschach on the antiqued item, causing the viewer to associate the memory with the Rorschach.”
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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