MEDIA FACT SHEET
Artists Participating in the
UNH 2003 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition
By Lori Gula
UNH News Bureau
April 7, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- Ten senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students and
approximately 20 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) graduates will participate in
the 2003 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition from April 26 to May 24, 2003,
at the UNH Art Gallery. Bios of the 10 B.F.A. students are below.
Brad David Archambault
Brad David Archambault is a painter from Goffstown. His canvases
reveal his natural artistic talent, but they also illustrate fine-tuned
technical skills he has acquired in the program. "My work consists
of both figure compositions and still lifes. When painting I am concerned
with color, space, unity, and a point of view. Aside from the formal aspects,
in the end, I hope they convey an emotion," Archambault says.
Cameron Lee Chin
Ceramist and sculptor Cameron Lee Chin, from Park City, Utah,
does not shy away from experimentation. His works show fine craftsmanship
and are subtly philosophical in nature. "In the routine of one's
life, through encountering objects-artworks, buildings, cars-one develops
a sense of personal aesthetic. And it is from that personal aesthetic
that some of us may create something of our own. Borrowing imagery from
the objects, tools, and devices I encounter, the thesis of this series
reiterates the beautiful, yet artificial, plastic, and destructive (constructive)
human intuition," Chin says.
Painter Adrienne Ginter uses her art to express ideas and emotions about
being a woman in today's world. Ginter, from Gilford, worked in
oils for her thesis series. "My paintings are about the objects women
grow up with or see every day. These objects represent the duality women
of my generation are forced to grapple with such as: to be beautiful but
not vain, to be sexual but not promiscuous, and to be intelligent but
not competitive," Ginter says.
Painter and printmaker Brian Kerr, of Manchester, strives to balance
improvisational impulses with formal ideas to create work that is entirely
original, but yet grounded in art theory. "I want these channels
[the formal and the improvisational] to be opposing one another but also
uniting the composition, making fluid transitions from a familiar reality
into a more ambiguous one," Kerr says.
Painter Anne Markwith deals with elements of opposition in her thesis
work. From Amherst, Markwith paints the figure in an interior space.
"I am using the figure to explore the notion of the concealed versus
the revealed. As I paint, I consider how light and dark values, color
contrasts, and the figure in the interior space can best describe the
idea of concealing and revealing," Markwith says.
To Adam Pearson, of Barrington, sculpture comes naturally; his
compositions reveal an innate ability. Influenced by sculptors such as
Anthony Caro and David Smith, Pearson says, "Through ideas gathered
from the study of Caro and Smith, as well as my own interpretations of
figurative forms and gestures, the basis for my work is established. Forms
develop from inherently gestural found objects that are orchestrated into
a piece that reaches out, testing the limits of space and balance."
Jason Probert, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is the sole furniture
designer in this year's B.F.A. group. Probert's architectural pieces are
striking in their simplicity of design and material. "By using geometric
shapes, cantilevers, massive yet linear forms, and laminates, I have created
simple yet complex benches, influenced by architectural aesthetics. The
materials I have used stem from an architectural influence as well. These
generally non-precious building materials are brought together through
design, creating a new usage and form, belying their initial value,"
Patrick Rollins, of Salisbury, works in mixed media, creating pieces
that are full of energy and movement. These works are intensely personal,
yet universally identifiable. "On October 10, 1986, my father held
my hand as we walked down a set of abandoned railroad tracks. We found
a weathered yellow suitcase that contained two rusted tire irons, three
pages of sheet music, one Playboy magazine, and two black nylon stockings.
This was quite possibly the best day of my life. I feed off memories like
this when creating my work. These images should invoke a place to remember
or particular memories that are now, more or less, understood," Rollins
Originally of Greenwich, Conn., Cameron Schmitz is a painter
and printmaker whose work is a vehicle for personal reflection. Her use
of soft, undulating light and shadow creates an atmosphere of solitude
and reflection. "My work is about moments of personal reflection,
contemplation, and solitude that take place in the privacy of the bathroom.
Elements of mood, light, and atmosphere are important to me when translating
this personal, psychological world into its tangible form," Schmitz
Laura K. Weed
The complex and colorfully detailed paintings of Laura K. Weed, of Keene,
mark her as an exceptionally creative artist. "My paintings are peepholes
into small worlds outside the conventions of reality. I blend obsessive
detail with odd situations to create multi-layered narratives. Collages
made of varied source materials inspire the initial composition of the
work. The resulting images tell stories of varied content and meaning,
reflecting the process in which they are made," Weed says.
News Editors: Color slides are available upon request from Amanda
Tappan, education and publicity coordinator, The Art Gallery, or to download
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