Cantor Art Gallery to Display Works of Graduating Seniors in ‘Alter-Ego’

Exhibit to showcase the work of eight visual arts majors

April 17th, 2014 by 

Alter-Ego

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will host the annual exhibition of artwork by graduating seniors who have participated in the senior concentration seminar from April 25 – May 23, 2014. An artist’s discussion will be held from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, April 24, the day before the official opening.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Student artists participating in the exhibition “Alter-Ego” include Carmen Alvarez, Lauren Carlo, Elisa Jimenez, Mavinee LaCroix, Bang Luu, Kimberly Mejia, John Noonan, and Regina Viqueira. The course was taught by Michael Beatty, associate professor of visual arts, and  Cristi Rinklin, associate professor and chair of the visual arts.

Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, advises students as they prepare their final thesis work for installation in the gallery each year, helping them to fine-tune the execution of their concepts.

“We work with each student one-on-one to help them understand what it takes to present their work. This is the culmination of an intensive, rigorous exploration of the artistic process, which evolves over the course of the academic year,” explains Hankins, “and we expect this final step to reflect a sense of professionalism.”

The majority of the work presented will be installation-based and grapple with conceptual issues, while making use of traditional art processes including  painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture. Image projections and video will also be included in the exhibition. The manipulation of light, time, abstract and figural forms, as well as the interaction between images will be explored.

The tile of this year’s exhibition “Alter-Ego,” chosen by the students themselves, references their exploration of materials, process and ideas in the pursuit of creating their work.

Rinklin says this group of students is, “attuned to a poetic representation of idea, form and space and they are pushing boundaries through manipulations of media, and at times, obsessive-compulsive expression.”

The exhibition will be on view through commencement on May 23.

EVENTS

Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. Exhibit opens: “Alter-Ego”

Thursday, April 24, 12 – 1 p.m. A roundtable discussion with the artists

Friday, April 25, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Opening reception

Gallery Information

Founded in 1983 through the generosity of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor, the Cantor Art Gallery serves both as a venue for a changing series of historical and contemporary public exhibitions, as well as a vital resource for Holy Cross faculty and students, linking exhibitions to the broader liberal arts curriculum.

The hours for the Cantor Art Gallery are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. Located in O’Kane Hall, 1st Floor, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, Mass., 01610.  Visitors needing assistance with handicap accessibility should contact Public Safety at 508-793-2011. Admission to the gallery is free.

For additional information please call 508-793-3356 or visit the Gallery’s website at: holycross.edu/cantorartgallery.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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