April 27 – May 1, 2015
Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 5-8pm
Amberlynn Narvie, Linda, Oil on canvas
Dylan Griffith, Exodus 34, Gouache and colored pencil
Maura OConnor, Tubes, Watercolor and Micron pen
Illustration seniors present their thesis exhibition Head Trip. The students of Montserrat College of Art featured in this presentation are: Lauren Douglas, Dylan Griffith, Lauren Lowell, Amberlynn Narvie, Maura O'Connor, Amanda-Kay Prather, Anna Speight, and Brynn Walker. The work in Head Trip collectively embodies the individual conceptual ideas of the artists. The work shares a sense of emphasis on concept but is individual in its handling and execution.
Lauren Douglas's love for color and all things whimsical come together in her illustrated series, Fortune. Combining playfully imaginative imagery with a skillful handling of Gouache paints, she interprets the otherwise mundane phrases collected from fortune cookies and gives them new life in creatively unexpected ways. She is from Milford New Hampshire.
Dylan Griffith is an illustrator from Prescott AZ, his work is defined by offbeat characters, irregular shapes and open spaces. Conceptually his work is heavily influenced by folk art traditions and philosophies.
Lauren Lowell is an illustrator and surface designer from West Haven, CT. Her work focuses on making interesting patterns with unexpected content to make exciting textiles that are both lovely and functional.
Amberlynn Narvie is an artist from Rutland MA who was raised in Ellsworth ME. Narvieís images are a recognizable reality tainted by a hint of surrealism. She is currently working on a series called the Regulars of Dunkin Donuts that was recently featured on Boston.com and in The Metro.
Maura OíConnorís work is influenced by her love of history, myth, legend, and folk music. In her series ĎThe Wanderings Of Odysseusí she illustrates books 9-12 of The Odyssey with an emphasis on environment and light. She is from Highland Mills New York.
From the bewitching Salem, MA, Amanda- Kay Pratherís work lives comfortably between the sickly and the sweet. She enjoys juxtaposing bright, luscious colors and quirky content with eerie horror inspired concepts and imagery.
Anna Speight is an illustrator and comic artist out of Stamford, CT. By the use of imagery and words, she explores the idea of rebirth and renewal.
Brynn Waller is an Illustrator from Belchertown, MA. Her work is a study of the fantastical combination of our world and the natural world placing woodland animals in every day places. Her show also includes watercolor and pen studies of wildflowers native to New England.