Dominican University of California
 

Location

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 5:30 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 6:30 PM

Department

Art, Art History and Design

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Lynn Sondag, MFA

Presentation Format

Exhibit

Abstract/Description

Alison Andrews
"Mandala Paintings"
4 paintings, 30" x 30", Mixed Media on Panel

Statement:
I’ve been blessed with an extremely extensive travel log that exposed me to a broad scope of cultures, and more importantly, their art. A few years ago after returning from an especially inspiring trip to rural India, I began creating mandalas. At first these mandalas incorporated other classic Indian designs and patterns, similar to a henna tattoo. Overtime, I found solace in getting lost in creating mandala patterns and tuning out the rest of the world.

Maggie Davila
"Cambio"
Animated Video Installation

Statement:
The nonlinear animation centers on themes of change and journey, accompanied by the song "Where'd All the Time Go" by Dr Dog. The work allows the viewer to be both experience and the observer, constantly alternating visual perspective. It allows for an intimate relationship to develop between the piece and the spectator inciting reflection on their own journey and metamorphosis.

Michael Ensign
"Seven Portraits"
Ink drawings on bristol, 18" x 24", black fabric.

Statement:
I primarily create art that explore divisions within race, gender, religion, and sexuality. By portraying uncomfortable subject matters, I aim to force people to reassess their outlook on these issues. In doing so, I hope to shape the future and inspire positive change.

Kayla Mahoney
"Inspiration Quotes"
Installation of nine uniquely designed T-shirts screen printed with hand-drawn type.

Statement:
As an artist, I am as versatile and practical as possible. I create with clean lines and mechanical, technical elements, and yet there’s hand-made aesthetic that persists through out. The message I hope to spread is one of perseverance and kindness, especially to young adults during a particularly vulnerable time in their lives.

Andrew McCollum
"Daimōnic"
Archival digital print of twelve pages from graphic novel.

Statement:
I am a craftsman of stories, illustrations, ideas, and mechanical devices. All of these things are brought to life through a combination of traditional and digital techniques, and an eclectic collection of knowledge and research.

Jocelyn Moreno
"Bestiary"
Eight drawings, ink on Arches paper, 18" x 24" and 20" x 32"

Statement:
I’ve always admired novels that include pen illustrations, it gave the stories greater impact and gave me the opportunity to compare my vision. Now able to render my own vision, I have illustrated a series of imagined creatures in a dystopian setting, which are being studied by an alien anthropologist.

Jasmine Randhawa
"Soda Tab Creatures"
Installation of DIY activity with recycled sodacan tabs.

Statement:
Through this thesis, I want to bring back the creativity that we often keep hidden inside of us. These Soda Tab Creatures are designed to help spark people's imagination by creating a variety of characters and shapes using accessible materials and simple weaving techniques.

Kyawt Thiri Nyunt
"Grandmother's Home"
Animated Video Installation

Statement:
This work is about my grand mom’s backyard in the Suburbs of Yangon, Burma, a neighborhood by the river. The home was a traditional Burmese house all built in teak and surrounded by a beautiful garden. My favorite part was the backyard. There was a walkway that went down to a pond with “magic floating plants”. I would lay on them, watched tadpoles for hours, looked at the movement of clouds and birds that flew by. My grandmom moved from that place seven years ago. The last time I drove by the backyard, I saw no two beautiful ponds but a pool of contaminated water, polluted in all possible ways. No space left for the magic plants to grow. With the place, my memories are also slowly fading away.

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Apr 20th, 5:30 PM Apr 20th, 6:30 PM

Senior Thesis Art and Design Exhibition Opening Reception

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

Alison Andrews
"Mandala Paintings"
4 paintings, 30" x 30", Mixed Media on Panel

Statement:
I’ve been blessed with an extremely extensive travel log that exposed me to a broad scope of cultures, and more importantly, their art. A few years ago after returning from an especially inspiring trip to rural India, I began creating mandalas. At first these mandalas incorporated other classic Indian designs and patterns, similar to a henna tattoo. Overtime, I found solace in getting lost in creating mandala patterns and tuning out the rest of the world.

Maggie Davila
"Cambio"
Animated Video Installation

Statement:
The nonlinear animation centers on themes of change and journey, accompanied by the song "Where'd All the Time Go" by Dr Dog. The work allows the viewer to be both experience and the observer, constantly alternating visual perspective. It allows for an intimate relationship to develop between the piece and the spectator inciting reflection on their own journey and metamorphosis.

Michael Ensign
"Seven Portraits"
Ink drawings on bristol, 18" x 24", black fabric.

Statement:
I primarily create art that explore divisions within race, gender, religion, and sexuality. By portraying uncomfortable subject matters, I aim to force people to reassess their outlook on these issues. In doing so, I hope to shape the future and inspire positive change.

Kayla Mahoney
"Inspiration Quotes"
Installation of nine uniquely designed T-shirts screen printed with hand-drawn type.

Statement:
As an artist, I am as versatile and practical as possible. I create with clean lines and mechanical, technical elements, and yet there’s hand-made aesthetic that persists through out. The message I hope to spread is one of perseverance and kindness, especially to young adults during a particularly vulnerable time in their lives.

Andrew McCollum
"Daimōnic"
Archival digital print of twelve pages from graphic novel.

Statement:
I am a craftsman of stories, illustrations, ideas, and mechanical devices. All of these things are brought to life through a combination of traditional and digital techniques, and an eclectic collection of knowledge and research.

Jocelyn Moreno
"Bestiary"
Eight drawings, ink on Arches paper, 18" x 24" and 20" x 32"

Statement:
I’ve always admired novels that include pen illustrations, it gave the stories greater impact and gave me the opportunity to compare my vision. Now able to render my own vision, I have illustrated a series of imagined creatures in a dystopian setting, which are being studied by an alien anthropologist.

Jasmine Randhawa
"Soda Tab Creatures"
Installation of DIY activity with recycled sodacan tabs.

Statement:
Through this thesis, I want to bring back the creativity that we often keep hidden inside of us. These Soda Tab Creatures are designed to help spark people's imagination by creating a variety of characters and shapes using accessible materials and simple weaving techniques.

Kyawt Thiri Nyunt
"Grandmother's Home"
Animated Video Installation

Statement:
This work is about my grand mom’s backyard in the Suburbs of Yangon, Burma, a neighborhood by the river. The home was a traditional Burmese house all built in teak and surrounded by a beautiful garden. My favorite part was the backyard. There was a walkway that went down to a pond with “magic floating plants”. I would lay on them, watched tadpoles for hours, looked at the movement of clouds and birds that flew by. My grandmom moved from that place seven years ago. The last time I drove by the backyard, I saw no two beautiful ponds but a pool of contaminated water, polluted in all possible ways. No space left for the magic plants to grow. With the place, my memories are also slowly fading away.