The NEC Art Gallery Presents the Annual Senior Student Exhibition
Seven senior art majors will exhibit their work in the Annual Senior Exhibition at The Gallery at New England College through May 12, 2012. Works including oil painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, and web design by New England College students hailing from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Connecticut will be on display. The public is invited to a reception to meet the student artists on Friday, May 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery will be open on Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for this exhibit.
“The senior exhibition is the capstone project for New England College art majors,” says Gallery Director Darryl Furtkamp. Students do more than produce work to exhibit at the end of the semester. They learn how to hang and display artworks and curate an exhibit. “Every student has a specific job in relation to the exhibit—from designing the exhibit poster and announcement, to photographing the exhibit for documentation, to installation layout. They learn everything there is to know about how an art gallery works,” continued Furtkamp.
Pictured below: Christine Szelog-Tilley,
untitled archival inkjet print, 13”x9”
Students from New Hampshire include: Christine Szelog-Tilley, Henniker, NH, photography. Ms. Szelog-Tilley finds her work is most successful when it results from creating connections to the people around her. “Though the communication is inaudible, there is a dialog between the camera and the subject,” says Szelog-Tilley of her work.
Jennifer By and Devon Mozdierz from Weare, NH: showcase graphic design and oil painting. Jennifer By combines the traditional elements of commercial graphic design and typography with the more artist creative process of digital art in her digital paper posters. Oil paintings on wooden panels by Devon Mozdierz depict the surreal elements of nature. “Humans have a unique way of imprinting the earth through creation. Old temples, cave paintings, rock pilings. These are proof of our past existence, and it is in their durability that the surreal evolves because we cannot explain them. My work evokes this same suggestive mystery,” says Mozdierz.
Alyssa Fogarty from Deering, NH will exhibit digital archival prints that are by design clean and concise. “I use uncomplicated compositions to convey a brand,” says Fogarty of her work.
Pictured below: Morgan Whitney, “Melting Mountains”,
oil on spackled wood panel, 12”x24”
Morgan Whitney from West Hartford, CT, says of her oil paintings on wooden panels, “I consider anything cracked, rigid, or dusty to be most tactilely and visually alluring. The organic beauty of a thirsty, broken desert floor and the knife-edge of a tall peak is where I find inspiration.”
Photography by Lee-Ann Wilder from Westford, MA, will also be on exhibit along with mixed media by Rachel Williams from Chapel Hill, NC.
New England College’s program in art and art history provides knowledge of the basic means of visual expression and a broad exposure to the history of art. Majors acquire a foundation for professional or graduate study or careers in teaching, museum work and studio and commercial art. Students may choose to specialize in general studio art, graphic and communication design, painting/drawing, photography, or art history.
Admission to The Gallery is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call The Gallery at 603-428-2329.