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45th Biannual Senior Art Exhibition

November 15 - December 2
University Gallery
President's Award Reception: Friday, December 2, 6 - 8pm


 

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Seniors deliver ‘exquisite’ show
BY KELLY PAHL

    Lately, Salisbury University has been covered in posters that display Warhol’s “Marilyn” head, Michelangelo’s “David” torso and Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” lower half. These posters are for the Forty-Fifth Biannual Senior Art Show.
    The graduating seniors were inspired by the ‘exquisite corpse’ technique of producing art for their theme. This process takes pieces from the works of multiple artists who design a section to make one ‘exquisite’ composition. This idea comes together in the Fulton Gallery. All the graduating senior art students, both B.A. and B.F.A., have collaborated to harmoniously unify each of their tracks into one gallery show. “I like how once the work is hung, certain themes come forth,” said art professor Edward Brown. “…how you can have students working in different studios, media and styles and yet have work that goes together so well?” Tracks represented in the show include painting, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, two-dimensional studio, graphic design and sculpture.
    The graduating seniors have met every Tuesday night this semester to discuss and debate theme, budget, reception, setup, portfolio and countless other details to make this show a success. Brown has worked as mediator, advisor and curator of the group to help the seniors transform all the planning into a tangible show. “I am impressed with the amount of work students did to get ready for the show,” Brown said. “I know of some who only got a few hours of sleep working late at night to get ready and redo their work to make it perfect.”
After some outside criticism, late hours in the gallery and helpful input from gallery director Elizabeth Kauffman, the senior exhibition crew came together to open the show on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
    The show will run until Friday, Dec. 2 in Fulton Gallery with a closing Presidential Award Reception from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and many works will be for sale.
After the show, B.F.A. students will bring in additional pieces from their portfolio to display in the gallery.
 

**This article was originally published in The Salisbury University Flyer, Vol. 39, Issue 11 (November 22, 2011).