Congratulations Brittany! You make us proud!
Brittan Baldwin, class of 2013 is currently working towards her MFA at Pratt. She worked with Adelphi Art Galleries during the senior year of her undergraduate study. While at Adelphi, Brittany excelled in abstract painting and drawing. She says, "My work has taken a giant leap" since she began the MFA program this fall. She has experimented with new materials such as plastic, which was challenging but rewarding! Check out Brittany's website at www.baldwinbrittany.com
Congratulations Brittany! You make us proud!
Few artists get to dabble in as many different mediums as Carson Fox. Through her years of experience, she's had a great many successes in drawing, print making, sculpting, installation, and other, more creative twists on such. Here at Adelphi, she's known for teaching classes like print making, book making, Art Today & Its Issues, and as a prime organizer of Chalk Up and our very successful Ephemeral Exhibitions.
In her own works, Fox seems primarily motivated in exploring materials, and what they mean when incorporated into a work. From her Artist Statement:
"I make art out of materials for which I feel a heartfelt attraction, privileging goods and techniques that seem to best answer the needs of the work above all.
My natural inclination is to be interested in objects and themes that have been left out of the history of art, feeling a particular kinship with marginalized 'craft' materials."
Fox largely uses cast resin in her sculptures; a relatively cheap material which is very non-traditional in light of the standard cast bronze, clay, marble, etc. Fox takes this common, dull material and finds ways to use shape, color, and transparency to create beautiful structures that make convincing crystals, flowers, icicles, etc.
Fox is also well known for her prints, inspired by Victorian Folk Art, and often address the human concerns of aging, life, death, and fleeting time. Carson Fox has a selection of prints in the University Center gallery (exhibit up until January 7, 2015), and even in the entranceway of Swirbul Library.
LET THEM EAT CAKE selections has been made! If you submitted work, check your email to see if your piece got into the show! We are looking forward to this yummy exhibition. Here is a small preview!
Here are some photographs of the Art Faculty reception. Thank you to all the friends and families of the artists that came to celebrate the artists and their work! The show will be up in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery until January 7, 2015.
Did you miss the deadline to submit your artwork for LET THEM EAT CAKE? We have extended the deadline until Thursday, November 20. Art work will be selected for exhibition on Friday, November 21. REMEMBER ALL WORK MUST BE READY TO HANG WHEN DROPPED OFF ON JANUARY 9!
The Faculty Art Exhibit reception was last week, and we'd like to to thank everyone who made an appearance! The Exhibit will be up in the Performing Arts Center until November 23rd, and stay tuned for info on more Faculty Art going up in the University Center soon!
Join us on Tuesday, November 11, at The Hugh R. Crean. Visiting Art Historians Lecture in Blodgett Hall, room 306 at 5:00PM!
The teams and minds behind comics are as diverse as the medium itself. New York Comic Con was last weekend, and what better opportunity to explore new stories and emerging artists, as well as talk to the artists themselves. It's always inspiring to see just how much of the convention is dedicated to the artists. Everywhere you look, there are original stories and books, as well as the original art and sketches that reveal the artist's process.
Geoffrey Grogan's works in our Faculty Exhibition give a deep look into the creative process behind what it takes to make a comic. These un-edited pages show the amount of sketching, revising, and editing that's required for a successful comic strip. The blue line sketching lays out the panels and doesn't show up when scanned. On top of that is pencil, and then ink. Often it's necessary to simply re-draw the panel elsewhere, then paste it over the old drawing. The medium itself calls upon several different skills all at the same time. Drawing and color are combined with writing, as well as forms of visual story-telling that are exclusive to comics, which are taught by Professor Grogan in his Visual Narrative courses. For many comic producers, tasks will be divided up between different members, who work collaboratively. This can provide a new set of challenge if members have a different vision for the comic, so communication becomes key.
Geoffrey Grogan works independently, and his web comics, Plastic Baby Heads from Outer Space can be read at http://plasticbabyheads.com/ and ebooks can be purchased wherever ebooks are sold! The exhibit is up now on the second floor of the Performing Arts Center until November 23. Artist Reception October 29, 2014 from 5pm-7pm!
-Dan Rossi, AU Galleries
The online submission form is available here.
On Wednesday, October 1, there was a panel discussion and art reception for Ephemeral: Unraveling History. Chalk Up! and In Persistence of Memory Dance Performance will occur this upcoming week, on Wednesday, October 8. See you there!