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Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition Opens April 26

 

MEDIA FACT SHEET
Artists Participating in the
UNH 2003 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition

By Lori Gula
UNH News Bureau
603-862-0574

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.

Adrienne Ginter
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.

Brian Kerr
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.

Anne Markwith
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.

Adam Pearson
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
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," he says.

Patrick Rollins
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 says.

Cameron Schmitz
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 says.

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 at:
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For more information call 603-862-3712 or send e-mail to art.gallery@unh.edu.



 


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