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Opening Reception for Studio Art Majors Gallery Shows
Location: Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall

Senior exhibition caps college career for class of 2011

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host an exhibition of work by the second group of seniors in its Art and Design Program, from April 26 - May 1, with an artists' reception, April 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  The exhibition highlights work students have created as the capstone of their undergraduate art education.

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year 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. Summer hours vary.

Students in the exhibition are:   

Brittany N. Moore of Syracuse, N.Y., is a senior who will receive a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art specializing in photography upon graduation.

Moore created a postcard for her exhibition, titled "Familiar Expressions."  She says, "As a photographer, I explore the human condition in order to better understand our characters’ environment.  My work questions whether the environment our personalities exist in is created with or without influence, how much choice we have in its developmental process, and how much is already preprogrammed.” Moore uses her own research and that of psychologists, historians and anthropologists, using science and art to create representations of her subjects’ environments and personalities.



Mary E. Murphy of Granite Bay, Calif., is a senior who will receive a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art upon graduation.

Murphy's exhibition is titled "Swirled." She writes, "My work is about bringing the concepts of beautiful and handcrafted to the everyday by producing items that enlighten people’s daily lives.  In our fast paced, technology-obsessed society, I’m trying to create unique, witty everyday items that make people slow down and smile by designing functional household items with a homespun flair. While I use a variety of materials and processes in my work, the methodology is consistent. I love working with metals, glass, and found objects.  Although there may not always be material similarities in my works, they are linked by recurring formal concerns, often through themes of cutouts and humor.


Gwendolyn B. Nestle of Hartford, N.Y., is a senior who will receive a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art upon graduation.

For her exhibition, she chose work that represents here style.  Nestle says, "My work is a reflection of the way I view the objects in my surroundings. Every work becomes an artifact of the process by which it was made, and evidence of the way the medium influences me. In each piece, I must balance how I let the material guide my aesthetic choices with the way I manipulate the material to achieve my aesthetic goals. Mark-making is important in each piece because it provides some insight into this process. In my painting, each brush mark is visible and separate from the next. The result is a composition of brushstrokes that, while arranged in a representational way, maintains evidence of my hand and the process by which it was made."

Anastasiya Sedykh of Citrus Heights, Calif., is a senior who will receive a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art upon graduation.

Sedykh's show it titled "Potent Boundaries." Her work may be seen at She writes, "My work is related to the human body, its setting, culture, and language. I am interested in human interactions within their natural setting and world that makes sense to surround them. In my opinion, there is a reason, meaning, and beauty in everything that the human body expresses through both verbal and physical language. In my work, I value harmony and balance, and look for lines of action and movement within the body to describe their impact on the environment as well as how they work together with it. In any media that I work in, including charcoal, oil paint, plaster, clay, and glass, I focus on the outcome that results from a process or choice of materials. I ask my images to have the same sense of depth when “carving” them out of a flat surface or creating a mold for dimensional work."    


For information contact Jen Pepper, gallery director, by e-mail to Information is also on the Web at











Created by  Sylvia Needel  on  4/26/2011
Modified   4/26/2011 1:47:16 PM

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