UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
April 8, 2019 – Thirteen University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts senior thesis exhibitions April 11- May 8 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. A reception is April 12, from 4-7 p.m.
On view will be graphic design, blown glass, ceramic, printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media, and installation by seniors Ashley Andrews, Justine Backes, Casey Beck, Jame Cofield, Elliot Corbett, Saraphina Grimaldi, Tori Johnson, Mitchell Kile, Anjelica Kinney, Kelsey Meyer, Jeffrey Perkins, Rachel Vack, and Lauren Zimitsch.
Andrews, of Star Prairie, has a printmaking primary emphasis with a secondary focus area in drawing. She will display mixed media and installation works that explore self image from experiences with menstruation and femininity.
Backes, Prescott, has a primary emphasis in printmaking and a secondary emphasis in drawing. She will display drawings that represent her process of healing after experiencing three years of domestic abuse.
Beck, of Pewaukee, will display his utilitarian pottery from recent wood and soda firings. Beck will also be doing a live performance investigating the ideas of what pottery is.
Cofield has a primary focus in photography with a secondary focus in ceramics. On display is a photographic installation dealing with perspective and how the decisions made with those specific perspectives can create different realities in those viewers minds.
Corbett, of Rochester, Minn., has a primary emphasis in ceramics and a secondary focus in drawing and is displaying ceramic works investigating concepts of change, turmoil, and natural cycles in regards to self identity.
Grimaldi, of Plymouth, Minn., has a primary focus in drawing with a secondary emphasis in printmaking. She is displaying pieces of graphite portraiture and intaglio printmaking of loved ones in an exploration of gratefulness and adoration.
Johnson, of Superior, has a primary emphasis in graphic design with a secondary emphasis in printmaking. Her work primarily focuses on mental health awareness and is explored through a lens that captures the unique experiences of multiple sensations and combines them into one dynamic image.
Kile, of Minneapolis, has a primary emphasis in glass and a minor emphasis in photography. He is displaying abstract glass sculptures that relate to dualities found within nature.
Kinney, of Hastings, Minn., has a primary emphasis in ceramics with a secondary emphasis in art history. Her work focuses on the concept of wishful thinking and being present in the moment with oneself. She will display an interactive piece involving the breaking of wishbones.
Meyer, of Stewartville, Minn., has a primary emphasis in painting with a secondary emphasis in drawing. On display will be oil pastel portraits of her dog exploring the relationship that people have with their pets, and the sense of comfort that an animal can provide.
Perkins, of Stillwater, Minn., has a primary emphasis in graphic design and a secondary emphasis in photography. He will display works that combine the two practices and his love of history.
Vack, of White Bear Township, Minn., has a primary focus in printmaking with a secondary focus in art history. She will display artwork that is reminiscent of her Finnish and Scandinavian heritage infused with her experiences on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Zimitsch, Maplewood, Minn., has a primary emphasis in photography and a secondary emphasis in art history. On display will be photographic prints and books dealing with matters of storytelling and building a personal sense of home within your body and mind.
Gallery 101 is open Monday-Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call the Art Department at 715-425-3266.