Capstone Exhibition

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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Devin Farrand

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Devin Farrand

My work references the natural world while questioning the illusion of reality. In my work the absence created by the sanitary white objects correlate to the polluted vacancy in my paintings. Both confront the viewer with a quiet intimacy. The ceramic forms contrast fleshy organic curves with the sterile precision of industry. The forms look to be objects of function but affirm no specific purpose. Their scale and surface relate to body. My paintings distribute their scale similarly, competing for human space. The large paintings use...

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Mariah Boyle

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Mariah Boyle

As a woman, I am intrigued with the accentuation of traditional, female gender roles. I ponder where my activities, rituals and reactions fit within society’s construct. Notions of romanticism and a sense of uncontrollable urgency often permeate my work. This brings to light how there is always something that keeps our lives from being perfect; the objectified ideal. Because of this, I am very interested in the conflict between vulnerability and moments of strength and courage. I find that much of my identity is linked to the loss of...

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Cody Bloom

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Cody Bloom

This work is a mixture of ideas from biological and psychological science. In particular, I am interested in learning and developmental theory. The ideas for this body of work originate from questions raised in these disciplines; the most important questions asking who we are and where our unique characteristics come from. These questions change and grow as I add theories of my own. I use ink because of its special relevance to psychology and projective testing. The ink is applied in a way that parallels the Rorschach test. The drips and blots...

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