The Senior Art Show 2011, a presentation of works by 11 graduating art majors, will open at the Emerson Gallery on Thursday, April 21. The exhibition includes photography, drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the gallery. The show will close on Sunday, May 22. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, May 21, from 1-3 p.m. The exhibition and receptions are free and open to the public.
Seniors whose work will be on display in the exhibit include Lisa Buch, Anna Chelius, Katie He, Emi Katsuta, Carryn Mills, Julio Monteroso, Denise Ortega, Julia Rueckert, Suman Sarker, Nicole Schilder and Alicia Specht.
The artwork explores a wide variety of themes, experiences and relationships, addressing topics including culture, time, creation, nature and family. Alicia Specht will exhibit sculptures of sea life made from plaster, wax and wire that explore the idea of what is strange and unknown. Two-dimensional works include large-scale paintings of unnoticed everyday objects by Julia Rueckert and abstract paintings using form and color to reflect concepts of time and space by Katie He. Also on view will be photographs of objects reflecting the passing of time that once belonged to Julio Monterroso’s grandmother. Anna Chelius and Emi Katsuta will exhibit paintings and drawings. Chelius uses her two-dimensional work to explore feminine taboos and Katsuta employs hers to examine the changing perspective of her Japanese heritage.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For further information, including information on parking and wheelchair accessibility, please contact the Emerson Gallery at 315-859-4396 or visit www.hamilton.edu/gallery.