Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery opens the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition featuring the work of nine candidates with a public reception May 2, 7-9 p.m.
Prior to the opening, the BFA candidates will host individual talks at 5:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium.
An extension of the show will be presented at the Grant Hall Gallery (GRA) with additional works of the BFA candidates. Both exhibitions will run from May 2-30.
BFA Final Exhibition is the culmination of studies for the nine artists. Showcased will be the various disciplines explored. Charlie Correales’ animation work reflects his versatility as an artist. Andrew Dwyer examines states of the mind by combining illustration and sculpture. Jon Estrada breaks the photographic barrier to gain deep understanding of an individual. Brooke Fitzgerald reflects on herself by reimagining photographs as paintings that capture bygone moments of her grandmother. Richard Guillian’s process transforms the original image revealing a new way of understanding the work. Alex Kereczman explores personal experience through fairytale motifs. Piotr Potoczny reexamines the way we perceive mundane objects by capturing their complexity and character. Rick Sjolie’s phantasmal work encourages the viewer to construct his own mythology. Gosha Tomasik’s kinetic sculpture transfigures and liberates utilitarian items.