URI Senior Student Showcase
Show Dates: April 29 – May 2, 2009
Artists Reception - Thursday, April 30
Gallery Z has decided it is important to support the fine art students at URI by providing them with an accessible space to showcase their artwork in Providence. Join us on Thursday, April 30 for the Artists Reception for the URI Senior Student Exhibition at Gallery Z from 5 – 9 PM to support the next generation of artists soon to emerge from Rhode Island into the art world.
The Senior Seminar Class of 2008-09 at the University of Rhode Island's Department of Art and Art History represents a talented and diverse group of young artists. Gallery Z has worked closely with Senior Seminar faculty, Brian O'Malley and Bob Dilworth who acted as co-curators, to mount an exhibition that is timed to coincide with the end of the academic tenure of these students and the beginning of their professional career. Senior Seminar is designed to give senior art majors the opportunity to independently develop a cohesive body of work within a thoroughly conceived project.
“Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings done during the semester are cut, torn, folded, glued, and recycled into new and exciting ideas… But regardless of the approach, the general idea is to keep the process fluid and open to every imaginable visual suggestion, carrying forward old views that transform into new challenges,” explains Bob Dilworth.
This exhibition will feature the photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textile art and illustration. The artists will include Sarah Fitzgerald, Amelia Green, Jessica Galeber, Carrie Edens, Timothy Howe, Jennifer Plante, Dawn Grant, Joseph Silver, Brendan Sullivan, Eric Slade, Katie Picard, Alex Henning, Christopher Hart, Sabrina Strawn, Chris Murphy, Arthur Kobin, Sarah Sczepanski, Ryan Monaco and Adam Carter.
“I envision great things to come from this class and look forward to the expansion of this work,” says Brian O’Malley.