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.
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
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.
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series: Music of Christopher Willcock, S.J.See More > 12/04/2014
Christmas Tree Lighting presented by the Purple Key SocietySee More > 12/11/2014
College Choir and Chamber Singers Present Advent Festival of Lessons & CarolsSee More >
‘Remembering The Jesuits Whose Murders Brought An End To Salvadoran Civil War’
WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, reported from San Salvador, El Salvador, during the commemoration of six Jesuit priests murdered by the Salvadoran army 25 years ago in the...11/14/14
‘Astrophysicist Tyson sells spirit of science: Cosmos superstar shines at HC’
WBUR | Telegram & Gazette | Worcester News Tonight
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures to a packed house at the College of the Holy Cross last night, where more than 2500 people were in attendance. The talk, titled...11/07/14
Biology Professor’s Research on Extinct Dodo Bird Makes International Headlines
International Business Times | Yahoo! News | Wired
With new insight on perhaps one of the most distinguished animals to have gone extinct in human history, Leon Claessens, associate professor of biology at the College of the...