Between term papers, the onslaught of midterms and the slow approach of finals, the last half of term two is a trying time for students. Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Honours students have it worse than many — they also must put on a week-long art show.
Fourteen students are presenting their thesis exhibits at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery as part of their degree requirement this year. The exhibitions began on March 5 and will continue until April 6, changing weekly. In anticipation of the exhibitions, the Sheaf contacted four students through email to get a sneak peek at the work from their shows. Be sure to head to the Snelgrove to see the exhibits for yourself.
Equipment used: Nikon D610 with Sigma ART 50mm / 24mm lens on gloss paper
“I chose this piece to embody my entire show due to its open-ended nature. The face consisting of light not only creates a striking visual effect but also represents the space that 140 individuals could fill.”
Exhibit: Visual Diaries
Work: January 15th, 2017
Materials used: Acrylic on canvas
“I aim to create a composition that has emotion and connects with people on a personal level. I hope that viewers can create an individual experience with my work and find some aspect that speaks to them. My paintings are a response to what I feel in the natural world.”
Exhibit: Odd Biologies
Work: Ebb and Flow
Materials used: Ink, chalk pastel and acrylic paint
“This piece is all about the balance of the two figures and was inspired by the peculiar workings of the body. I explored the process of disassembling the bodies physically in conjunction with creating the piece’s background.”
Materials used: Sticks and fishing line
“Polymorphous is an installation exhibition with a focus on water. Through an exploration of the different states of water, I have been able to identify that passion and connection to water lies within a fourth phase. I feel that there are more than three phases of water, because without this fourth phase, there would be no explanation of our personal connection to water and its energy.”
A full schedule for the BFA Thesis Exhibitions can be found on the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery website.
Tanner Bayne / Culture Editor