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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Exploring Contemporary Painting Narratives and Forms

This panel is composed of three undergraduate students in Advanced Painting and Printmaking who will present their current creative research and influences. Erin Aubeuf-Advanced Painting Invented Characters: Seeing the Self Through Looking at Others Using her closest friends as models, Erin Aubeuf talks about her latest series of paintings in which invented personas act as stand-ins for different parts of the female self. linking the story of each individual character to her own. By setting the environment, the costume and developing the character, a new persona is created that emerges from a combination of the actual person, the fictional character, and the artist. Kelly Hider-Advanced Painting Fabricated Nature Kelly Hider's work uses layering, patterns, and a variety of materials to explore the relationships between organic and fabricated forms. Using vintage wallpaper, woodstains, xerographic transfer images and tracing paper, Kelly creates images where meanings are uncovered through close examination of and "unpeeling" of successive layers. Tristan Walach-Advanced Printmaking Personal Advertisements Tristan's work questions the construction of personal identity in a consumer culture by juxtaposing advertisements with portraiture. Using a highly contrasting graphic technique and large scale that references advertising billboards, and surfaces which are constructed of actual ads, the portraits become in effect personal advertisements.

Presenters: Erin Aubeuf (Undergraduate Student)
Kelly Hider (Undergraduate Student)
Tristan Walach (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Art
Location: 107 Edwards
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)

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