SCRIPPS SENIOR EXHIBITION
May 3 – May 18, 2019
Opening: May 3, 7 to 9 pm
The 2019 Scripps Senior Exhibition, Anyway, will be on view at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College from May 3 through May 18, 2019. The opening reception will take place on May 3 from 7 to 9 pm. and is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the courtyard adjacent to Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue.
This year’s artists include: Molly Antell, Rowen Cox-Rubien, Catherine Glah, Tirza Jo Ochrach-Konradi, Morgan Stewart, and Cindy Zhu.
The work featured in the exhibition includes digital illustration and digital painting, alternative photography, film, and sculpture.
The gallery is open from Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm, during exhibitions. For more information, please call (909) 607-3397.
I will be presenting an illustrative portrait series focusing on six women who were sources for the Brothers Grimm. Historically, fairy tales were women’s tales, used to share fears, warnings and hopes in a time when the only good woman was a silent woman. While fairy tales remain popular today, they no longer represent us, so who were the people that spoke through these stories? Blending the tradition of fairy tale illustration with newer contemporary illustrative trends, I hope to spark a curiosity into the history of these tales and the women who told them.
I will be presenting a series of anthotype prints. The anthotype process is an alternative photography method that uses vegetable juice, containing the light-sensitive chemical chlorophyll, to produce a contact-printed image. The series deals with concepts of ecofeminism and the historical visual representations of the relationship between women and nature. My work presents a specific perspective of women and nature, seeking to offer a positive, healthy, environmental, and contemporary take on the historical association of the two.
I have produced a unique blend of digital animation and written narrative, which reflects on issues of mental health. Compelled by personal losses and a devastating struggle with suicidal impulses, I crafted a body of text. I have visually illustrated this text through rough animation, which speaks from the perspective of my depression. The piece is meant to inspire viewers to feel more open about discussing their struggles with mental health, as it is only through facing our personal monsters that we can come to understand them.
Tirza Jo Ochach-Konradi
I will exhibit a large-scale, dimensional wall piece constructed from scavenged, post-consumer plastic. The work subverts material narratives by using refuse materials to produce art, a strategy which was heavily informed by studying the art practice of Mark Bradford and El Anatsui. In my work, the post-consumer plastic, which is typically perceived as disposable and toxic, is pushed to approach biotic form, resembling massive cell colonies or reptilian skin. The purpose of this effect is to destabilize the existing relation between the viewer and material, allowing the possibility of a more sympathetic consideration of plastic.
I will be exhibiting the first two chapters of a long-form narrative comic. The work seeks to offer an empowering story that explores themes of monstrosity, queerness, and family, while also remaining fun and exciting. I intend for visitors to the gallery to take some time and have a chance to quietly read my story. The comic is written for anyone who is interested in exciting stories about people who are just trying to do the right thing, with some supernatural intrigue, action, and romance thrown in for spice. I want to produce fun fantasies for people who don’t always get to be the hero of the stories they consume.
I will be exhibiting a set of three digital paintings inspired by a current redevelopment project being undertaken by the government of my hometown, Wenling, China. The installation explores changing landscapes using a non-linear, uncertain timeframe and portrays the topic of urbanization in a fictional setting. The pieces build on moments of contrast to conjure a sense of multiple realities, which reproduces my personal experience of having fragmented memories of home.