Fine Arts III Senior Thesis Exhibition (6): ” “

April 19, 2013

The sixth Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is ” “. The exhibit will be on display April 22 – 26, with a reception Wednesday, April 24, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

This is Montserrat’s third Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception. ” ” features eight senior artists working in a variety of media and topics including work by: Geena Lopes, Alex Blake, Larissa Tapler, Katrina Wells, Angela Ferrara, Stacy Plummer, Ashleigh Silberstein and Kyle Moore.

Kyle Moore’s work focuses on the literal and metaphorical exploration of a fragmented self within society. The fragments of self are the things that make us who we are; the things we carry with us. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. Moore’s work reflects the discovery of his own fragments while also acknowledging those which he has lost.

Using recycled and found paper Ashleigh Silberstein illustrates abstract, nature, and landscape images in a whimsical yet sophisticated way.

Stacy Plummer’s work deals with her relationship to her mother’s belongings, a relationship that was discovered after moving from her childhood home and visualizing these items displaced. In drawing the photographs of these interiors and objects, she creates a duality between her childhood home and the newly constructed residence.

Angela Ferrara is fascinated by the marks that humans and time leave on objects. Her work is currently focusing on the relationship between those elements. Through collage, book making, and found object sculpture, she is exploring the idea of time fleeting, and what inevitably gets left behind.

With the premise that the story is the most basic structure of understanding Katrina Wells uses storytelling to examine environmental concerns.

Larissa Tapler cares about what you’re saying, even if it’s not to her. Taking recordings of the conversations that surround her, Tapler pulls the information and rearranges it to create a visual representation of something that has nothing visual associated with it. Creating images full of information that is unobtainable.

Geena Lopes is a mixed media painter who explores collage on small scale supports including canvases, wooden, cardboard, jewelry and plastic boxes. Her work also features recycled materials containing wood, paper, cardboard, metals, sugar pills, etc. The idea behind her use of found objects is repurposing their context and value while focusing on added elements like color schemes, texture, dimension and composition.

Alex Blake‘s work examines commonplace objects and settings while experimenting with color relationships, pattern and form. An emphasis is placed on flatness along with hard edges.

Montserrat’s 301 gallery will also be displaying the collection of Ulu Saint James, on loan from Cleiffburg University. Explore the personal objects belonging to the activist that kick-started the Tool’s Rights Movement, but also take a peek into tool history. Jana Opinelle, the collection’s manager, will be on campus for the duration of the exhibition to answer any questions. Special thanks goes out to Ariell Jones for her part in bringing this exciting exhibition to campus.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 301 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm Click here for more info!

The show is the sixth of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. View ALL of our spring events here: