Through February 2

Student work on display at Bell Gallery

January 21, 2014  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
Elizabeth Weber: Whim, 2013 - Oil on canvas
Elizabeth Weber: Whim, 2013 Oil on canvas
Brown University’s 34th annual Student Exhibition, showcasing the work of 45 young artists, is on view at the Bell Gallery through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of 45 young artists in Brown’s 34th annual Student Exhibition, on view at the Bell Gallery now through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. A closing reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The exhibition and closing reception are free and open to the public.

Tara Worrell: Test Running Some Tricks, 2013Oil on canvasTara Worrell: Test Running Some Tricks, 2013
Oil on canvas
Organized by students Anna Muselmann and Todd Stong, the juried exhibition was open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encouraged artists to submit work in a variety of media. This year, the exhibition includes installation, video, kinetic sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, print work, and artist books. The work addresses a range of critical themes from current political upheavals across the globe to technological innovations and personal explorations. This extensive survey of the visual arts at Brown highlights the dynamic ways in which students are engaging and redefining the arts today.

“I think one of the remarkable things about the Student Exhibition is that it really is organized and run by students,” said Leigh Tarentino, assistant professor of visual art and faculty overseer of this year’s exhibition. “Todd and Anna did most of the work and planning on their own, including researching potential jurors and making the final juror selections. It was a pleasure to work with them and the exhibition looks fantastic.”

Leigh Holms: Shell Shocked, 2013Acrylic on canvasLeigh Holms: Shell Shocked, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
The 45 artists represented in the exhibition are: Jennifer Avery, Gianna Badiali, Nicolas Baird, Travis Bals, Jordan Bell, Amber Bledsoe, Pia Brar, Ivy Brenneman, Francesca Capone, Eunice Cho, Brittany Comunale, Vicky Ding, Anna Gaissert, Pilar Garcia-Brown, Erick Guzman, Griffin Hartmann, Brad Herzlich, Elissa Johnson, Sally G. Kim, Zachary Korol-Gold and Adeline Mitchell, Sophia Elizabeth Krugman, Leigh Holmes, Sam Lessing, Yutong Liao, Arisa Lohmeier, Cindy Ma, Rory Macfarlane, Maya Mason, Anna Muselmann, J.D. Nathanson, Claudia Norton, Vitor Oliveira, Lena Parker-Duncan, Nina Ruelle, Daniel Sobor, Anna Stacy, Andrew Stearns, Todd Stong, Emily Toomey, Onyebuchi Udozorh, Elizabeth Weber, Rebecca Wojciechowicz, Tala Worrell, and Diane Zhou.

Susan Lichtman and Kelli Rae Adams were invited to serve as this year’s guest jurors. Lichtman is an accomplished painter who has exhibited extensively across the United States and abroad. A Brown alumna (1978), she received an M.F.A. from Yale (1980). Lichtman currently teaches painting at Brandies University in the Department of Fine Arts.

Adams is a sculptor and master ceramicist whose work explores questions of meditation. After graduating from Duke University (1999), she went on to pursue an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), where she currently teaches courses in ceramics. Adams was recently the subject of a solo exhibition organized by the Bell Gallery in the summer of 2013.

The David Winton Bell Gallery is located on the first floor of List Art Center, 64 College St. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932 or visit the gallery's website.

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