Mount Vernon News
Mount Vernon News
March 29, 2013 8:39 am EDT


GAMBIER — Including animation, painting, quilling and sculpture, the work of Kenyon College senior studio-art majors is on display at the Graham Gund Gallery through Sunday, April 14.


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The focused study and body of work of senior art students, with the guidance of faculty advisors, result in this annual, free exhibition. The senior exercise also includes artist statements and an oral defense before the faculty.

The work of some students will include:

•Tristan Neviska of Fredericktown, exhibits his architectural wall sculptures featuring wood-frame construction. These pieces, inspired by fond memories of time spent at his grandparents’ house, discuss the importance of place in human development.

•Alexia-Renee Derkasch of Tarpon Springs, Fla., reveals her modern interpretation of quilling, an 18th-century technique of intricately rolled decorative paper. Derkasch’s work is an exploration into the obsessive nature of humans.

•Ferrell Garramone of Nashville exhibits large-scale figurative oil paintings. Her work examines subtle properties of the physical signs of gender, proposing diptychs as means of approaching this social binary.

•Ville Matias Lampi of Ruukki, Finland, presents a multichannel video installation inspired by the philosophy of photography. Lampi’s work is a meditation on the role of images, text and technology in the process of remembering. Through modified digital images and formal poetry, the work poses the question, “What is lost when a memory is translated into a series of pixels, characters or bytes?”

•Edith Willey of Meadville, Pa., expresses her fascination with the beauty of everyday objects with an installation composed of found objects, photographs, drawings, and cut paper.

The Graham Gund Gallery, 1011/2 College Dr., is open from 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 10 p.m., Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about the exhibit call 740-427-5459.

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