My art installation, By the Patterns, involves wallpapers, stencils and wall painting of complex patterns, icons and design motifs. The patterns in these motifs are representations of cultures and political realities. Wallpapers are digitally designed, incorporating abstract geometrical elements and decorative motifs from Western and Eastern cultures. The combination of different wall-decorating techniques echoes the similar strategies employed in my paintings, but on a much larger scale.
Based on the highly successful Art Installation Series currently on display in the Schaffer Library, artist Georgie Friedman was invited to create a site-specific video installation piece exclusively for the atrium area of the Peter Irving Wold Center.
Working in the medium of black and white digital photography, Union College senior, Kian Nowrouzi, captures human emotion and a diversity of culture within contemporary, post-revolutionary China and Cuba. His photographs are striking and original, and his use of the black and white medium, as well as classic composition, imparts a timelessness to the frames. Activities and behaviors of divergent social classes, religions, and genders are captured street-level, and despite evidence of residual struggle, Nowrouzi’s portraits reveal a vibrancy and an enormous strength of spirit.
This Spring Term, the Visual Arts department will be exhibiting student artwork in the Mandeville Gallery, while the Visual Arts building renovation is completed. Please check their website for updates regarding events during this time.