Capstone Exhibition

Senior art exhibition explores where internal, external & cultural boundaries collide

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Senior art exhibition explores where internal, external & cultural boundaries collide

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The first art capstone exhibit of 2014 is opening in Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery April 4. A reception is from 6-8 p.m. A collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, “45-118: Estuaries” features artists Fernando Hernandez, Joshua McDonald, Zaq Mendenhall and Addie O’Neal. Born and raised in the predominately Hispanic city of Van Nuys, Calif., Hernandez was influenced by the street art, which covered alleys and billboards in his neighborhood. At age 12, his family moved to Simi...

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Final senior art exhibition of year opens in Nightingale, May 17

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Final senior art exhibition of year opens in Nightingale, May 17

Jennifer Brotherton, “Untitled,” charcoal and watercolor, 61’’ x 47’’ (2013.)   LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) - Eastern Oregon University presents “Exposed,” the third and final senior capstone exhibition of the year, on display in Nightingale Gallery May 17-24. A reception for artists Jennifer Brotherton, Trevor Durr and Asa Miller is from 6-8 p.m. on the opening day of the exhibition. The students will be showing a variety of ceramic sculpture, drawing, installation, painting and pottery. “This diverse group of art and...

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Senior EOU art students exhibit works inspired by nature

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Senior EOU art students exhibit works inspired by nature

The second in a series of exhibitions featuring the work of senior EOU art students opens in Nightingale Gallery with a reception from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 26 Matt Orthmann, Jake Wilcox and Amanda Yates all create work based in nature and concerned with the misdirection of the audience, thus the title of their exhibit: “The Nature of Deception.” “This exhibit will showcase their investigation of these ideas and they invite the community to participate in that exploration,” said Cory Peeke, associate professor of art and gallery...

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A “Transposition” of mixed media sculpture, prints & drawings

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A “Transposition” of mixed media sculpture, prints & drawings

The Nightingale Gallery at EOU announces “Transposition,” a senior capstone group exhibition featuring work by James Long, Christina Roe and Henrik Soerensen. The show will open with a reception for the artists at 6 p.m. April 5 and continue through April 19. Works in mixed media, prints and drawings will be on display. “The Other Man” by James Long, graphite on paper, 13” x 13” (2013). James Long is a non-traditional student who began his academic career at Boise State University in 1995. Though he also enjoys painting and...

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John Townsend

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John Townsend

My artwork originates from the gap between two different worlds—the privileged and working class. Living between the two and not able to solely belong to either one, I am constantly searching for connections and a sense of place.   I struggle with accepting myself as a participant in ether group.  I value both the physical prowess of manual labor, and the intellectualism of the elite.  I am interested in both group’s limitations and how their vulnerabilities and cultural fears rely on each other and define themselves.  These...

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Alec Schramek

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Alec Schramek

My most recently pursued interests include a series in ceramics and painting, both dealing with gender roles and masculinity involved with young men in American culture. My paintings are the beginning of a series entitled, “In the Pursuit of Happiness.” They are selective instances from ordinary life situations. The scene in Spoon is an image of a young couple, content as they lay in bed together. The man is positioned behind the woman, gently grasping her hip. This gesture elicits a sense of caring and comfort, but also a sense of...

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Tiffany Miller

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Tiffany Miller

The act of relating to other humans is what defines and maintains our species. When specific occurrences such as sex are introduced, the way in which we relate to individuals changes dramatically and immediately. The space this other person inhabits becomes loaded with meaning, and their belongings take on a new significance. For myself specifically, I was awakened to these ideas after a sexual experience, and was made increasingly aware of my own fluidity and ideas of physical emptiness when that “other” was not still in my physical...

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Kevin Layton

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Kevin Layton

“I remember my earliest crayon-scribbled pictures on that heavy paper from grade school: huge white mountains in the background, low green hills, creek coming down blue with black stones, a gabled house in the center, smoke scrawling gray out the chimney, a few people with hats.” - George Venn, Marking the Magic Circle Drawing is the most primal language of people; it is vibrant, experimental, and reveals integrity in both the maker and the viewer. Parenting is human; it is cultivation, it is connecting broken lines to solid lines,...

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Donald Henderson

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Donald Henderson

My work explores the internalization of emotions expected in today’s American society. Everyone has thoughts or feelings that they can’t verbalize or express. So we lie, to ourselves to those around us and to those we love. Eventually this suppression of emotion will find a way to express itself in either a positive or a negative way. The recognition of my own inhibition of emotion came to light through my relationship with my wife. It is from this revelation that my work has evolved. My paintings are about the struggle to become more open...

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Lisa Greif

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Lisa Greif

My current body of work focuses on the relationship between politeness and self-inhibition. I am interested in examining how people negotiate between considering the needs of others and asserting personal boundaries. All too often, I choose the well-laid path of compulsory niceness at the expense of honest communication and self-protection. While this is a struggle embedded in my own identity, I am interested in examining its connection to social pressures and broader human dilemmas. This struggle for authenticity and self-hood is addressed...

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