Gallery 128, on the lower level of the Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, offers a schedule of exhibitions of student and faculty work juried by PAFA instructors and Museum curators.
Mid-Winter Juried Student Exhibition
Justin Bean (MFA 2), Strange Distractor (i) [Detail], 2013, Oil on canvas, (62 in x 62 in), Courtesy of the artist.
January 25 – February 22, 2013
Location: Gallery128, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building
As stated in the prospectus for this exhibition, students could submit artwork comprised of any media or subject matter. Over 120 artworks were submitted by Academy students in the PAFA Certificate, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Post-Baccalaureate, and Masters of Fine Arts programs. The final selections for the exhibition were determined by a jury comprised of noted artists and faculty members Jody Pinto and Bill Scott. They selected 44 works consisting of sculpture, prints, drawings, paintings, and mixed media artworks.
Students are at the half-way point of the 2012-2013 Academic Year and their artistic skills and vision are beginning to gel. The artworks on display were created in scheduled studio classes, by completing outside assignments, or doing individual work outside of class or in their private studios. This exhibition is a representation of the rich diversity of the art making capability of current Academy students in terms of subject matter, technique, materials, size, and means of presentation.
Notable artists and artwork in The Mid-Winter Exhibition include:
Martha Kent Martin (MFA2), “Toe at the Beach”, Intaglio (15 in. x 11 in.) is a masterfully printed portrait, in profile, of the artist’s pet dog posed in front of the vertical slats of a fence. The rich medium of intaglio printmaking brings out contrasts of shape and texture between the animate and inanimate and the contrast of a well-studied artwork with what must have been a fleeting vision.
Vera Weinfield (BFA3), “Teething”, Oil on mat board (11 in. x 25 in. triptych) is a fantastical scene with a mysterious narrative playfully and aptly painted with a sculptural sensibility.
Abby King (MFA2), “Button”, mixed media (60 in x 36 in) is an intriguing composition in which the eye struggles to construct a coherent image from a series of fractured and layered segments of reproduced photographs laid on a board.
Keith A. Lietner (MFA1), “Sunday Afternoon”, oil on canvas (24 in. x 96 in. diptych) shows a wide perspective and simplified view of a sunlit field that evokes both the sweet possibilities and the crushing expectations of a beautiful weekend afternoon in the country.
This exhibition is in the lower level gallery of the Samuel M. V. Hamilton building, open during museum hours from 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 AM to 5 PM on Sundays and closes on Friday, February 22, 2013.