Sixteen senior art majors exhibit work at Museum of Art

Sam Guilford, Senior Exhibition 2010

Sixteen studio art majors at Bates show work from their yearlong thesis projects in the annual Senior Exhibition, which opens with a public reception at 6 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St.

The exhibition runs through May 29. Admission is free. Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call 207-786-6158 or visit the museum Web site.

Senior Exhibition artists are:

Since its dedication, in 1986, the museum has maintained a special relationship with the college’s department of art and visual culture, expressed in part by its support of studio art majors through the annual Senior Exhibition.

As required by the major, the exhibiting students create a cohesive body of work through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry. The yearlong process is overseen by studio art faculty and culminates in this exhibition.

This year’s show includes animated films, documentary photographs made in a nursing home, photographs of nudes shot in the studio and in the open, Photoshopped travel images, paintings and drawings, prints made using a flyswatter on pages from a phone book, collaged prints that play with iconic images of male movie stars, an unusual take on wallpaper, mandala and fashion-inspired spray paintings, and a sculptural installation.

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