Archive for November 17th, 2014

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

So, there is this wonderful, amazing, inspiring, awesome group of peoples in New York that interviews just as awesome artists…… and they are looking for more work. Here is a link to their call. Do this! Read what they write! Learn something! Get INSPIRED!!

(brandieNsmith)

Day of BFA Candidates

This past Friday we had three BFA presentations. They were all unique in their own way and really brought some interesting skill sets.

 

Dawn Skinner

Dawn Skinner

The first up was Dawn Skinner. She presented a rewind on TV Guide. She used recent popular TV shows such as Dextar, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, Walking Dead, Family Guy, Parks and Recreation and New Girl. She used different TV Guides to recreate the new; such as the 1952 cover of Martha Ray and the 1954 cover of Walt Disney. She kept the 15 cent sign along with the red banner that crosses the right bottom corner along with a 1950’s color palette. She did an excellent job recreating the new with the inspiration with the old. Some discussion was brought up about print dying due to social media. However, it is quiet clear that people do enjoy holding a physical item as well as take something that cannot be edited and uploaded more seriously. Dawn’s work gives the audience the opportunity to really appreciate printed media. Great job Dawn!

 

David Rutledge

David Rutledge

The second up was David Rutledge. He too did a remix but of Tarleton. David used a unique design to revamp the information that is sent out to potiential students of TSU. David believes that design is something that the younger audiences are more keen to notice/ appreciate. With this in mind he offers a new way to present TSU. He uses a more colorful fun and attractive way to present the values that TSU upholds. David’s show posed many questions on the marketing set up of Tarleton and the possible updates that would improve  TSU’s success in getting our name out there. I do believe that David’s work keeps an eye on the future while holding on to Tarleton’s traditions. His work just proves the importance of good design and its impact to today’s society!

 

cory

Last and certainly not least Cory Crump presented at the Langdon Center in Granbury. Crump discussed his influence of being a member of the military on his choice of picking up a paint brush. Cory’s paintings are always ones that brings chatter to the halls of the Art building. The ability to use amazingly vibrant colors along with the ability to move about the canvas to create fun and unforgettable pieces. Cory hopes to continue on his quest of the canvas and produce work for himself and that represents him. Cory has a great way of connecting with the audience in that we get to see something a bit different then he intended but that is what makes his work important. Great job Crump!

 

Great job seniors, this semester is proving how awesome our art program is!

(brandieNsmith)

BFA Senior Exhibition – Blu Dornan and Heather Weeks

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The Department of Fine Arts presents the fourth BFA exhibition featuring Blu Dornan and Heather Weeks.  The exhibit will run from November 18th – 20th  in the Gallery of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.  The artists will be speaking about their work at a brown bag lecture on Tuesday, November 18th at 12 noon in the TSU Gallery.

Multimedia artist Blu Dornan describes his BFA capstone exhibition entitled Finding My Voice…an Exploration of Portraiture as, “the personal journey of expression within the creation of portraits, through various art media and genres.  The search for how and why to present a portrait a particular way plays a significant role in the accurate depiction of its character.”

Painter Heather Weeks descibes her series Drips and Splatters as, “a bright and playful exploration of color. The works are not meant to represent any subject but images can be seen in them, similar to seeing images in the clouds. Vivid color blends together on the canvas to create unique images where each pool of color is important. For the artist, these works represent the in between period between being awake and lapsing into dream. “

All Art and Digital Media majors are required to give a public presentation of their work during their Senior Exhibit.  There will be a Q and A  from faculty and students, are all welcome to attend.  The lecture will be Tuesday, November 18th, at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery.  This event is free and open to the public