Sam Angel, Claudia O’Steen & Lisa Talbott Offer Photography and Installation in Currey Gallery
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents a series of six Senior Thesis Exhibitions through May 12, celebrating the work of 13 graduating students in the Fine Art and Photography departments. Four shows with receptions will be staged in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus and two in community locations.
Photography major Sam Angel and fine art majors Claudia O’Steen and Lisa Talbott will stage their shows, the second group exhibition in the series, April 6–16 in the Currey Gallery. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m on Friday, April 6.
The exhibitions and reception are free and the public is invited.
Sam Angel, Monticello, KY
BFA in Photography
Statement: Liminal explores the psychological mechanism of disassociation activated by experiences of distress or adversity. Sam Angel’s work lingers in a liminal space defined by divided streams of consciousness and separation from a tangible sense of self. Her work consists of photographs (large format, black and white film, silver gelatin prints), sculpture, and installation.
Claudia O’Steen, Florence, AL
BFA in Fine Art
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Claudia O’Steen explores the idea of consciousness and the need to connect with people in order to substantiate existence. Her work consists of video, sound, and kinetic installation.
Statement: As time passes, and technological advances are made, gaps are widened between generations, and the experience of consciousness evolves. Human interaction and the activation of our senses allow us to validate our sentience. What then does it mean to progress into a time where words are characterized by fonts rather than intonation, and what will enable future generations to substantiate their consciousness?
Lisa Talbott, Kingston Springs, TN
BFA in Fine Art
Lisa Talbott’s work explores the relationships and disparities between science and art, two divergent worlds that have long provided inspiration and rationality for each other. By merging that which is rigidly governed with that which is subjective and temporal, her work combines science and art to create pieces that neither could achieve alone.
Updates to programming will be posted to the Watkins website: www.Watkins.edu.
The series kicked off March 23 in the Currey Gallery with photography exhibitions by Cristin Durning and Brandon Daniel Greer, on display through April 2. The remaining schedule of Watkins Spring 2012 Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography follows (in Currey unless otherwise noted):
*at The Sending Studio (1203 Paris Avenue, #104)*
Closing reception Saturday, April 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Courtney Ann Greenlee, BFA in Photography
*at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School (1625 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Blvd.)*
Opening Thursday, April 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Kevin Free, BFA in Photography
Opening reception Friday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Andi Austin, BFA in Fine Art
Amy Jernigan, BFA in Fine Art
The Skin Within
Karen Voelker, BFA in Photography
Opening Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.
James Tyler Blankenship, BFA in Photography
Megan Chunn, BFA in Fine Art
Amanda Sledge, BFA in Photography
Hey Mom, Is This Me?
Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter; free parking is available in the campus lot.