Time as Medium
May 4 – May 8, 2015
Reception: Wednesday May 8, 5-8pm
Sarah Graziano, Don"t Tread on Me, Egg Crates and fishing line
Nur Ozkaynak, My Box of Fucks, Mixed Media
Katie Doughterty, 12, Fabric
Robert Manson, Charles R. Knight, Reductive Woodcut
Daniel Stone, Urban Dragon, Wood and Scrap Material
Sarah Arnold, 55.814718,-155.615510, Leather and linen thread
The Senior Thesis Exhibition Time as Medium, is the combined efforts, creativity, and passion of seven artists from Montserrat College of Art. Featuring the works of: Dan Stone, Nygel Jones, Sarah Arnold, Nur Ozkaynak, Sarah Graziano, Robert Manson, and Katie Dougherty, the show utilizes familiar objects, forms and substances in innovative and interesting ways. Connected by their time-consuming processes, each student presents their own interests in medium, concept, and approach, while challenging conventional display. Sculptures transcend their pedestals, books; their binding, and prints are no longer confined to the walls. Time as Medium aims to question these boundaries and carefully considers scale, repetition, and impact throughout. The show will be up from Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th at 301 Cabot St. Beverly, MA. The reception is from 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, May 6th.
Robert Manson is a print major who focuses predominantly on woodcut relief. While appreciating making large editions of prints, Manson also likes to use multimedia in conjunction with his prints to make installations. His work often looks at nature through the human element in mind.
Sarah Graziano’s installation transforms mass-produced, everyday objects into repetitive pattern-based structures. The artist’s playful exploration creates mesmerizing designs through simple, yet tedious, processes. Her use of materials, recontextualized within the gallery setting, evokes deeper insight into what we as humans consume, produce, discard and value. These once functional items have lost their initial intent, but are given new life through this body of work.
Sarah Arnold’s artwork focuses on mapmaking, portraying land masses in flat and three dimensional forms. Drawn to the repetitive shapes in street maps and topographic maps, Arnold creates the pieces with collections of repetitive shapes and patterns made with time consuming crafts such as sewing, quilling and gardening.
Nur Ozkaynak’s series explores the meaning in repetition and the loss of meaning in repetition. Through the massive build up of drawing, writing, printing, collecting, and collaging she asks the questions “when something is repeated does its meaning change,” “does it gain meaning,” and “does it lose meaning?” The work is her attempt to find the answers of these questions and to visually present the question, the search, and the possible answers to the viewer.
Nygel Jones’s work shows process of restoring an antique piano. This project shows the reflection of the craftsmanship background that Nygel has in his family. Based off the restoration, he is forced to use or discover different methods of fabricating in wood and metal, in order to fully fulfill his design he has envisioned for the piano. The process of the piano project is a representation of his top personal interests in music, history and craftsmanship.
Daniel Stone’s assemblages are composed of found materials cohesively combined over wood infrastructures. He experiments with ways of deconstructing the standard concepts of printmaking, collage, painting, and sculpture, while simultaneously fusing them together to create unprecedented visually stimulating 3 dimensional works. His relief style collages and powerful mythologically inspired reptiles both succeed in creating a resonating kinetic presence that confronts and engages the viewer on a primal level.
Katie Dougherty’s structures explore how the body can be used as both subject and tool. Each piece is based from measurements taken of the artist’s body, acting as documentation of her physical existence through material. The structures relate to human form not only through measurements, but also through the use of materials such as paper and fabric for their common association with modes of human communication and individualization.
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