Senior Exhibition 2009

April 10 – May 30

Since its dedication in 1986, The Bates College Museum of Art has maintained a special relationship with the college’s Department of Art & Visual Culture. Part of this is a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through our Annual Senior Exhibition. The exhibition highlights work selected from the thesis projects of graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art.

Thesis projects vary from student to student, each pursuing an individual interest. The emphasis of the program is to create a cohesive body of related works through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry. The year-long process is overseen by Art faculty, and culminates in this exhibition.

This year, the exhibition focuses on the works of fourteen artists. Their images explore aesthetic issues raised in their training. Some of these are formal, such as compositional, spatial, and color decisions. Other issues are content-oriented, such as the inclusion of social or political commentary.

Lincoln Benedict, Sarah Codraro, Hannah Davis, Ryan Dean, William Gardner, Jessica Kase, Rachel Kaplan, Elise Kornack, Madeline McLean, Elizabeth Mitchell, Hwei Ling Ng, Tyler Schoen, Jason Tsichlis, Margot Webel.