The Cazenovia College Art Gallery is hosting the Annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions for students in the Art and Design Program. Angie Wittman, of West Valley, N.Y., will exhibit her work from May 3 to 6, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Detail from mixed media triptych “Scar,” by Angie Wittman. Each image is 4’ x 4’.
In her artist's statement Wittman wrote, "My works consist of a combination of paintings and sculptures constructed of found and purchased materials meant to capture everyday emotions and stories not always appreciated or noticed. The stories and emotions vary from person to person, but in each case they create an imaginary world out of thoughts, dreams and feelings. In most of these works I have implied an idea of the story that has inspired me through the title of the work.
“Many pieces physically flow onward into the space of the viewer, with implied and actual textures and perception found within them. The textures are created by the smooth lines of paint and impasto. The colors softly blend as if to create the feeling of an actual world seen off in the distance through a small window, even though many of the pieces are not realistically painted. Other pieces actually do come off into one's space through the materials used, allowing the viewer to became part of the piece and interact with it as they bring their own thoughts and emotions towards the works."
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. Staffed by student monitors, the hours are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m., during the fall and spring semesters. For information contact Jennifer Pepper, gallery director, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also on the Web at www.cazenovia.edu/art-gallery.