Now accepting artwork entries from all Union College students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the exhibition LGBTQ+ in 2020: OUR Voices Matter. Accepted artworks will be exhibited in the Nott Memorial in the Wikoff Student Gallery during the Fall 2020 term, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote and the 50th anniversary of women at Union College, as well as the Presidential Election in November. To celebrate this momentous synchronicity, this year’s exhibition hopes to focus on LGBTQ+ rights and legislation, as well as spotlight transgender youth.
This fall, student artists Lilith Haig (Class of 2021) and Tina Tully (Class of 2021) seek to explore perceptions of femininity and sexual assault in their exhibition, The Weight of This, which will be on view September 7, 2019 through February 7, 2020.
Union College senior, Natalya Brill presents a harmony of discord in her solo exhibition at the Wikoff Student Gallery. Using incongruous phrases combined with digitally altered drawings, she creates a curious, ambiguous ether for viewers to meander through. Brill encourages viewers to disassemble the pairings, and consider both what they see initially, and what can be extracted by separating the written and visual elements.
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.