New College of Florida Presents 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Published on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by David Gulliver

The New College of Florida Art Department presents the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, “Denouement.” The annual thesis exhibition is the culmination of a student’s year-long studio art research project. This year’s exhibition features students Francisco Andres Perez and Julia Pope.

“Brain Coral,” Julia Pope

Perez employs traditions of geometric abstraction to explore image consumption in the 21st century. Through painting and sculpture, Perez considers the ways that social media is placed at the forefront of social production. Multimedia geometric examinations of form and color illustrate the circulation of images in social media, and also the user’s unconscious when conforming to the ideologies of these networks.

Employing cut paper installations, Pope explores the ways in which Florida’s natural landscape is transformed through urban development. Pope’s tangibly graphic work invites viewers to contemplate relationships between the artificial and natural spaces. Physically and metaphorically deconstructing what it means to inhabit place, the true notion of Floridian paradise remains at the epicenter of discussion.

Through diverse media including silkscreen prints, gouache paintings, sculptures, and cut paper installations, both artists bring a sense of purpose and meaning to this seminal studio art capstone project.

The artists will be present during the opening reception on April 28; 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the College’s Isermann Gallery. Food and refreshments will be provided.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

DENOUEMENT: New College of Florida Senior Thesis Exhibition

Dates: Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, May 20

Reception: Friday, April 28, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Location: Isermann Gallery, New College of Florida (behind Sainer Pavilion)

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.