Senior Thesis Exhibitions, Part I Feat. Adolfo Dávila and Brandon Jenkins
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is pleased to invite the public to its first Senior Thesis Exhibition of the season. This exhibition will feature Photography major Brandon Jenkins and Fine Art major Adolfo Dávila, both Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates. An opening reception for their exhibition will be held on Friday, November 5, from 5:30-8pm in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Jenkins’ exhibit, An Inadequate Attempt to Describe What I Experienced, is a series of mixed media works based on the dream state. Jenkins drew his inspiration from a variety of sources including a collected dream journal that served as a jumping off point for each of his pieces.
Dávila’s exhibit, Humanimals, uses sculpture to examine themes of mysticism and rituals. His thought process was greatly influenced by Gnosticism. In this exhibition, he turns his attention to psychological ambivalences, modern world society and its disintegration, religions and mythologies, with the possibility of further development towards the enlightenment of the human psyche and intellect to resolve the conflicts which overshadow human existence.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is located at 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd. in Nashville. Its 65,000 sq. foot academic building includes 5400 sq. feet of renovated space and the new Cecy Reed Student Center, which opened this August. The student center, a 4500 sq. foot addition to the building, includes a new café, meeting rooms, lounge areas, a lakeside boardwalk, public art and more. The Watkins campus also includes 2 apartment-style residence halls which each house 48 students. About 400 students attend Watkins’ regionally and nationally accredited baccalaureate degree programs in art, film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography. Additionally, some 1000 children, teens and adults participate in the Community Education program each year.