My review on Monday went well. I was naturally really nervous b/c I'm a terrible presenter and hate being the center of attention. Thankfully, the review ended up being a conversation about my work. I received good feedback and was encouraged to keep exploring. Now I have to start preparing for qualifiying review in the spring. I'm so thankful for winter break though - a much needed break.
The show last night went well. We had a decent turn out considering it was put together at the last minute. I felt like my work was well received. A lot of people asked about the materials and process, and were over all visually attracted to the work; which I would consider the work a success on that note.
The show will remain up until Tuesday. However, my work will not be there. I had to deinstall last night after the show. I have my preliminarily review this coming Monday. This review is with a committee of 4 faculty members (chosen at random) who I will discuss the work I've made this semester thus far. The review is intended to provide feedback and advice on whether or not I'm on a good direction towards my qualifiying review in the spring. The qualifying review (with full faculty) is the real kicker - pass or fail, in or out of the program. I'm sure I'll be stressed to the max next semester. So, I'm doing my best to take this review on Monday seriously and as practice to talk about my work.
I'm ready to get this show on the road. In the meantime, here are couple shots of my work installed at last nights show.
As philosopher Simon Critchley states, “…..death comes into the world to us through the death of others and so the question of grief is key in the relation between death and love.."
All semester long, I've been in a special topics class titled "Art, Death, and Dying" where works were created from inspiration of said topics. Its been interesting. I am one of three graduate students in the class, whereas the other eleven are advanced undergrad students. With this show we have been given the opportunity to show off our best works from the class. And since the class is so diverse the works range a great deal from video to fiber sculpture and minimalist paintings.
I hope you join us at the Loundon House this coming Friday. It should be fun.
I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.