2017 Senior Art Exhibition: Forming the Immaterial

Forming the Immaterial:
2017 Scripps and CMC Senior Art Exhibition
April 28 – May 13, 2017
Opening: April 28, 7 to 9 pm
Williamson Gallery

Graduating studio art majors Robin Ossentjuk, Mia Siracusa, Erica Rawles and Mary Jane Coppock will participate in an annual exhibition of final thesis projects. The Senior Art Show is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps. In addition to producing the works displayed, seniors conceptualize the show, install their pieces, write artist statements, and design publicity for the exhibition. Works are displayed in the gallery for two weeks, through the end of commencement. An opening reception will be held in the Bixby Courtyard on Friday, April 28, from 7 to 9 pm. The reception is open to the public and admission is free.

Robin Ossentjuk summarizes the individual artists’ work: “Erica Rawles’s project consists of large-scale prints of found photographs her mother took of empty lived-in spaces. Her work speaks to the impermanence and ever-changing nature of memory,” Ossentjuk explained. “Mia is painting over 100 emotionally-charged abstract paintings that speak to the process of living with trauma. Mary Jane is doing a mixed media installation that involves a claymation video, digital gifs, and large-scale sculptures. Her focus is on how people with bi-polar disorder are misrepresented in media,” she continued. “My work is a large-scale embroidery piece aimed at communicating anxiety while using a calming and therapeutic medium.”


Image: Work by Erica Rawles.