School of Art Presents 2013 Senior Exhibition

Posted: May 8, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: May 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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Screenprints by Rae Ouellette, in the Senior Design Show. Photo courtesy of Rae Ouellette

“Invisible Creatures,” screenprints by art and visual technology major Rae Ouellette, are in the School of Art’s 2013 Senior Exhibition, on display through May 10. Photo courtesy of Rae Ouellette

On display now through Friday, May 10, an array of artwork that is part of the School of Art’s 2013 Senior Exhibition is open to visitors at George Mason University’s Art and Design Building.

To celebrate the exhibition, a reception will be held in the Fine Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on May 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The exhibition represents a variety of artistic disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation and new media. An extensive collection of hand-bound books written and designed by graphic design students is also displayed.

These works, created over the course of the fall semester, are accompanied by illustrative writing by the students that define and explain the methodology behind their artistic practices.

Below are descriptions of some of the artwork in the exhibition.

  • “Bunka: The Japanese Culture the West Rarely Sees,” a book on the lesser-known aspects of Japanese culture, written and designed by Vijay Rathinasamy;
  • Mixed media paintings and written panels examining extreme anxiety and insecurities, by Natalia Almada;
  • A photographic series titled “What Is After Life?” that explores death as being “intangible, mysterious and yet something that everyone encounters,” by Kim Garrison;
  • “Invisible Creatures,” a print by Rae Ouellette, who uses distinct forms and saturated colors to create impactful, unified compositions that create an ongoing narrative;
  • “Scarlet Scandal,” a short film noir by Annie Chen, Erin Davis and Berna Elibuyuk that re-imagines “Little Red Riding Hood”; and
  • Sculpture juxtaposing the personal experience of “‘blue collar’ workmanship with the educated aesthetic field of the arts,” by Joey Chanel.

More information about the exhibition, including biographies of the student artists, can be found on the website. See Facebook for more photos of the artwork.

Write to Colleen Kearney Rich at ckearney@gmu.edu

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