Anderson University seniors Morgan Clipner, Christopher Gray, and Kelcey Rudynski will display their work during the Senior Art+Design Exhibition in the Jessie C. Wilson Galleries on AU’s campus. The show opens Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 - 5 p.m. and will be open for viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. through December 16. A gallery talk-back session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. for discussion with the artists.
This year’s show revolves around the question, "What bothers us?" The artists’ answers are simple and clear: the use of offensive advertising, the declining quality of design, and the lack of the handmade element in printing.
Clipner’s work demonstrates the importance of handmade qualities in designs and in conceptual developments behind them. Her work is a combination of lithography and woodcut prints and screen print posters that relate her own and others’ experiences. The purpose of this body of work is to reveal common struggles many of us go through and give us hope for the future.
Gray’s work showcases the craft of making handmade prints and posters not just for the purpose of media production but also as an art form in itself. This designer shows illustrations and propaganda artwork that reflect both personal battles and perspectives of war in Iraq. In a second series of designs Gray reflects on current design trends.
Rudynski’s work focuses on changing the ways in which overused advertising techniques and spam affect the everyday viewer. He aims to bring to light the problems that people interact with everyday in advertising, to educate others, and to offer solutions to improve people's experiences with advertising on the Internet. His artwork is a two-part representation of the problems in advertising through a video and screen print posters.
For more information, contact the Anderson University Department of Art+Design at (765) 641-4322. Visit the Arts Events section of the website for upcoming College of the Arts events.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.