Buffering: Senior Thesis Animation
April 28 – May 2, 2014
Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 5-8p
Montserrat College of Art is proud to present the Senior Thesis Animation Exhibition Buffering this spring. The show will be on display from Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2, with a reception Wednesday, April 30, 5 – 8 pm at the 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA.
Buffering displays an animation showcase featuring graduating seniors: Elaine Carreiro(Tiverton, RI), Amanda Furrh (Rehoboth, MA), Kirstie Guerrette (Clinton, CT), Samantha Lefrancois (Grafton/Millbury, MA), Merriweather McCarty (Pittsburgh, PA), and Michelle McGaughey (Barnstable, MA).
Elaine Carreiro enters the world of abstract animation with her piece “Intercosmic Course”. Using multi-media she sends the audience through a world of the macro and the micro of space and time.
Amanda Furrh explores the nature of fashion with a puppet-style stop motion animation. Her piece “Handmade” follows a paper doll through a commentary on the influences of fashion from the industry and from the individual.
Kirstie Guerette illustrates feelings of insecurity through her lighthearted and colorful short film, “Fateful Tails”. This cartoony, digitally-animated adventure incorporates her love of animals as it follows a girl on her search for what she doesn't have.
Samantha Lefrancois uses traditional animation to explore her passion for nature. In her short film, she uses pencil and watercolor to express different relationships and movements found within nature.
Merriweather McCarty pays homage to her favorite pet chicken Carlos who was tragically eaten by a Fox in her animation “Murder of Crows”.
Michelle McGaughey has a deeply-rooted passion for storytelling, history, and family relationships. Using pattern, color, and paper-cut style animation, she explores these themes in her short film “Knitted”.