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The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Thesis show is Friday, April 29th from 7-9pm in The Bauman Galleries, Founders Hall
The Guilford College Art Department’s Thesis program is a year-long independent study project involving rigorous critique sessions and a professional practices course. A thesis program such as this is rarely offered in most undergraduate art departments. Go Guilford!
This program is a great opportunity for students to experience showing their work in a professional-quality gallery. It also teaches students how to manage an artistic career by providing professional expectations and environments. Each student participating gets their own studio space at Hildebrandt house, where they create their collection. In addition, the end-of-year thesis show is entirely student-produced. They install their pieces themselves, create the invitations, order the catering, EVERYTHING.
Officially, this year’s thesis exhibit is unnamed, but unofficially, I am told they are calling it “Thrive and Seek”.
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Here is a quick introduction of each thesis artist, as well as a sneak peak of what you’ll see from them at the show!
Eli Tuchler, from Blacksburg, VA, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography. For his thesis work, he combined images from film negatives to create surreal multiple exposure caffenol prints.
Sydney Brown, from Greensboro, NC, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Psychology. For her thesis work, she scraped, scratched, and scrubbed, allowing the canvas and paint to become extensions her own body.
Juliet Sade Magoon, from Acton, MA, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography and Environmental Studies. For her thesis work, she was inspired by all things considered conventionally “girly.”
Natalia Petkov, from Highland Park, NJ, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. For her thesis work, she cut and dehydrated grass to create an alternate world of dark beauty.
Ben E. Stinson, from Winston Salem, NC, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. For his thesis work, he utilized discarded materials to have a blunt forthcoming silent conversation on the very taboo topic of child molestation.
Molly Freilich, from Drexel Hill, PA, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sculpture and Ceramics. For her thesis work, she built altered wheel-thrown ceramics in response to stigma surrounding sexuality.