The Department of Fine Arts and Art History seeks to interweave creative expression, art theory, and history. We challenge our students to think beyond the classroom, to interpret the arts within a broader visual culture, treating the classroom as a testing ground for their ideas. The strong partnership between the Fine Arts and Art History promotes our critical approach, which is grounded in both contemporary and historical concerns. Read More
Still from “The Gift”, 2014, Oil and Acrylic on Mylar, 2 min Looped Animation
April 14 - 25, 2014
Robin Schaefer presented Puncture, the final thesis exhibition of the Gallery 102 spring schedule. This multi-media exhibition opened up an investigation on the analog form of 1960’s and 70’s 8mm and 16mm film technology. Schaefer’s work involves extracting stills from chosen family films in order to create works that draw on the traditional medium of painting combined with the literal and figurative imperfections characteristic of these films. Inherent within this series is the notion that we will continue to look nostalgically at what were once cutting edge forms of technology. As a means to cope with our continuous technological leaps forward, a moment opens up to look at the past and what is becoming obsolete. This exhibition points towards this obsolescence while capturing traces of our cultural past selves.