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Lebanon Valley College Students Host Art Exhibition
04.09.14 |
The Department of Art & Art History at Lebanon Valley College will present a series of student exhibitions throughout the month of April. Exhibitions will be held in the west foyer and hallway of Lynch Memorial Hall, except where noted. Members of the College community are welcome to attend the exhibition openings in the west foyer. The series of exhibitions are as follows:

Exhibition 1: April 7-11, 2014 with opening reception on April 8, 4 p.m.

Artist: Dina Lincoln – "Virology"

Exhibit Information:

In "Virology," Dina Lincoln presents a series of paintings based on microscopic images of viruses. The exhibition consists of 13 large-scale paintings in addition to a wall-size installation of 12 round canvases (each of which is 20-inches in diameter) titled "Pretty Deadly." Painted in acrylic and oil, the saturated colors and bold textures of the paintings are intended to lure the viewer into the world of discovery that exists inside the microscope.

Biographical Information:

Dina Lincoln (Bethel, Pa.) spent her childhood in the footsteps of her father, who was an epidemiologist for the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. She lived in Chad while her father was part of the smallpox eradication program, and ever since has been interested in microbiology. Lincoln is a senior art & art history major with a studio art concentration.

Exhibition 2: April 14-23, 2014 with opening reception on April 15, 4 p.m.

Artist: Lauren Brumbach – "Losing Neverland"

Exhibit Information:

The mixed-media paintings of Lauren Brumbach in "Losing Neverland" are inspired by stories of pirates and princesses, of rabbit holes and tea parties - stories of worlds where anything and everything is possible. Constructed primarily on plywood, the paintings contain images of isolated individuals surrounded by abstract fields of oil paint and wax. Brumbach's work is dominated by an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for childhood moments.

Biographical Information:

Lauren Brumbach (Oley, Pa.) is a junior art & art history major with a studio art concentration. She studied abroad in Italy from January to April 2013, and intends to pursue an M.F.A. in visual development for the film industry. Brumbach has played field hockey at LVC for three years, and has received multiple all-academic honors.

Artist: Francesca Pizzurro – "Material Bodies: The Exploration of One Self"

Exhibit Information:

"Material Bodies: The Exploration of One Self" is a multimedia installation by Francesca Pizzurro based on her metaphysical journey in experimenting with the materials of the body as an artistic medium. Emphasizing the beautiful and grotesque qualities of human hair, Pizzurro's work is provocative and visceral while evoking issues of femininity and gender politics.

Biographical Information:

Francesca Pizzurro (Harrisburg, Pa.) is a senior art & art history major with a studio art concentration. She is the inaugural recipient of the Michael P. Manubay '11 Award in Art, an endowed scholarship for a student who demonstrates outstanding potential in the studio arts.

Artist: Kiley Simonof – "Wit and Whimsy"

Exhibit Information:

In "Wit and Whimsy," Kiley Simonof uses visual puns to twist the meaning of common words and phrases. Through illustrations, prints, and altered book pages, these re-imaginations create an aura of comedy and humor while subtly poking fun at conventional visual-linguistic relationships.

Biographical Information:

Kiley Simonof (Easton, Pa.) is an art and art history major (studio concentration) and business management minor. She is currently the assistant art director for the student-run theater company, Wig and Buckle.

Exhibition 3: April 25-May 2, 2014 with opening reception on April 29, 4 p.m.

Artist: Julia Hurley – "Non-Representation Exposed"

Exhibit Information:

In "Non-Representation Exposed," Julia Hurley presents paintings and photographs that investigate the complex relationship between abstraction and representation. Within the context of her own work of the past four years and her art historical research on the history of abstract painting, Hurley juxtaposes large-scale watercolor paintings, small-scale encaustic paintings, and photographs of her paintings in various locations. Her goal is to expose the trite nature of the art-viewing process while allowing the incidental and unintentional pleasures of viewing to be revealed.

Biographical Information:

Julia Hurley (Carlisle, Pa.) is a senior art & art history major with dual concentrations in studio art and art history. She also has a German minor and has explored German and Austrian expressionism while studying abroad in Berlin. Hurley will pursue an M. Arch. at Boston Architectural College beginning this fall.

Artist: Marissa Ingeno – "Paradoxical Commandments"

Exhibit Information:

"Paradoxical Commandments," a new series of works by Marissa Ingeno, was inspired by the Paradoxical Commandments written by Kent M. Keith in 1968 and popularized by Mother Teresa. Using found cardboard as her surface, Ingeno incorporates photo transfer and printed text alongside charcoal and pastel drawing to create fragile pieces that explore the complexity of family structure. Themes include resentment, obligation, and devotion, with an emphasis on the matriarch as the central component.

Biographical Information:

Marissa Ingeno (Easton, Pa.) is a senior pursuing dual majors in art & art history (studio concentration) and health science. This fall she will be attending Marywood University to pursue an M.S. in sports nutrition and exercise science.

Artist: Lindsay McMasters – "21 Moments of Denial"

Exhibit Information:

In "21 Moments of Denial," the first exhibition by Lindsay McMasters, the artist has infused her research in art history into her own drawings, paintings, and prints. Relying on introspection and the free association of art historical imagery, McMasters attempts to create a composite self-portrait through the visual exploration of the female body. Citing the pioneering work of Nancy Spero as a primary influence, McMasters hopes to establish a symbolic dialogue with the (now deceased) artist and anchor her own work in the rich history of feminism.

Biographical Information:

Lindsay McMasters (Harrisburg, Pa.) has an AA in art & design, and is a senior art & art history major with an art history concentration. She is currently working as an intern with the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery.

Artist: Taylor Saraiva – "Facing the Shadow Lands: An Extension of Life After"

Exhibit Information:

In "Facing the Shadow Lands: An Extension of Life After," Taylor Saraiva has created a large-scale installation in the Lynch Mezzanine. Spanning the realms of painting, sculpture, and theatre design, Facing the Shadow Lands is both a static work of art and a stage set for an improvisational performance to be enacted during the exhibition reception. Designed using symbolic forms from her work of the past two years, the project is an exploration of the artist's past in confronting the challenges of familial struggle. Woven into the lush visual environment are fragments of text that Saraiva has taken from well-known fairy tales.

Biographical Information:

Taylor Saraiva (Camp Hill, Pa.) is a senior art and art history major with a studio concentration. She is the art director of Wig and Buckle, and has completed an internship at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster.

The exhibitions are a segment of ART-405 Advanced Studio where students working in a medium of their choice create and present resolved bodies of work. This allows students to gain hands on experience in curating their own exhibition; it presents an excellent hands-on experience applicable in the real world.

For more information regarding the student exhibition please contact Michael Pittari, associate professor of art (pittari@lvc.edu).


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