After The Fact
April 13 – April 17, 2015
Reception: April 15, 5-8pm
Graphic Design and Animation seniors present their senior thesis exhibition After the Fact. The students of Montserrat College of Art featured in this exhibition are Kaitlyn Assmann, Anthony Corrado, Mayuka Fujii, Patrick Gerety, Deborah Manchester, Sarah Middleton, Alyssa Pettit, Brenda Roswess, and Dakota-Lynn Zouzias. The artwork shown in After the Fact reflect the interpretations of the artists' past experiences.
Kaitlyn Assmann's animated piece, Passage, is a story symbolizing her grandfather's experience with dementia, told through the metaphor of a carrier pigeon bringing a message from past to present.
Anthony Corrado's love for the paranormal and distaste for online dating are combined in his piece, The Creatures of Bishop City. His work is an examination of character writing and design.
Mayuka Fujii's work, Personification, utilizes characters to reflect Montserrat College of Art's concentrations using a Japanese style of art. In doing so she explores the theme of Gizin-ka, the Japanese term for personifying.
Patrick Gerety's, OUT, is an exploration of anxiety told through a series of visual allegories. In his animation a neurotic protagonist plagued with constant stress about the fleeting passage of time and crippling social phobias works up the courage to leave his house and make a connection with the world outside.
Deborah Manchester's piece, Normality, works with the different perceptions of normalcy over time. Her focus is on how society views what is considered normal and how we interact with the concept.
Sarah Middleton's design piece, Dream Threads, expresses a new form of meditation in which she could reveal more about herself. She creates structured infographs in a three-dimensional space to represent body verses mind.
Alyssa Pettit's piece, Rox Flux: A Geological Illumination, graphically presents physical objects (rocks) that have become associated with a particular period in time. These rocks generate memories that are presented in the form of collage, digital illustration, and photography.
Brenda Roswess' performance piece, Softcore Books, is a union of 2010 ebooks and porn. She intensifies the idea of affection towards books through video.
Dakota-Lynn Zouzias' animated piece, Mind the Gap, recounts a memory from a trip to Europe, as told by the artist's sister. The event is recalled through hand-made frames created with gouache paint.
"To Whom It May Concern" is an off-campus senior show, on view at Porter Mill Gallery from April 8 – 18, 2015 featuring the work of: Corinne D'Orsi, Melanie Simpson, and Melissa McGinty. For more on "To Whom It May Concern" visit: portermillstudios.com
"Who's Who" is an off-campus senior show, on view at Mingo Gallery from April 14 – 24, 2015 featuring the work of: Michael Outhuse and Joseph Saunders. For more on "Who's Who" visit: mingogalleryandframe.com/gallery