Greetings from Schenectady: Art by Teddy Benfield

Greetings from Schenectady: Art by Teddy Benfield

Teddy Benfield is a junior from Mystic, Connecticut, majoring in Visual Arts. Teddy tends to look at our environment in the context of American history as it relates to popular culture. The repeated use of motifs in his work creates his own visual language, and represents his understanding of our national identity.

Gray Area: Photographs by Trevor Martin

Gray Area: Photographs by Trevor Martin

Working in the classic medium of black and white film photography, Union College senior, Trevor Martin, creates provocative and intimate figure studies, the product of his participation in Professor Martin Benjamin’s Photography I and II courses. A photograph from this body of work has also recently been shown at the 120 Degrees Intercollegiate Art Competition at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls, New York.

Society in Design: Works by Janey Fine

Society in Design: Works by Janey Fine

Working on a digital canvas, Union College sophomore, Janey Fine, combines sanguine sentiments and imagery of the fifties with raw printing elements and social criticism of the new millennium. Design principles of Gestalt theory pique intellectual interest, while the inclusion of vintage portraiture paints a pleasing, yet provocative, picture.

LGBTQ at Union, 2013

LGBTQ at Union, 2013

LGBTQ at Union, the fifth annual exhibition of LGBTQ-themed artwork, will be on view in the Wikoff Student Gallery from May 9th through June 16th, 2013. This year’s exhibition includes pieces by both students and alumni, working in painting, photography, film, and rap performance.

Selections from Photography 3: Color Digital Photography

Selections from Photography 3: Color Digital Photography

This exhibition features works by six Union College students: Chelsea Baptiste, Elizabeth Cohen, Charlotte Lehman, Hallie Manheim, Alexandra Napp, and Kaitlyn Thoen. Taking Professor Martin Benjamin’s photography courses sparked an interest in the medium for several of the exhibitors.

It Gets Better: LGBTQ 2012

It Gets Better: LGBTQ 2012

The fourth annual juried It Gets Better: The LGBTQ Community at Union College exhibition includes artwork by Julia Anthony, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, and Frank Rapant. The format of this year’s exhibition includes an invitation for the viewer to participate by sharing their reflections of the work by these three artists.

Outside-in: A Whimsical Exploration of Containment

Outside-in: A Whimsical Exploration of Containment

As a potter, I focus on function. When challenged to produce a purely aesthetic piece, I turned to what I knew and created a sculpture inspired by function, though paradoxically nonfunctional. I began exploring the concept further, pairing activities and vessels to create a series of small contained scenes, fun little inversions of everyday activities.

Performers In Ink

Performers In Ink

As the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Nori Lupfer traveled Russia, Brazil and Europe photographing circuses. Her photographs celebrate the human form by capturing quiet moments within stunning and dramatic circus performances. In this collection, by transferring photograph to print through a solar plate etching process, Lupfer translates these actions from crisp, sharp images to soft, textured works.

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