Synthesis III: An Endicott Student + Faculty Exhibit
This past Sunday, October 25th, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in Gloucester, MA hosted the opening reception for Synthesis III, an exhibition of Endicott College student and faculty work. The show, displaying drawings, paintings, photography, and installations, opened on Thursday, October 22nd and runs until Sunday, November 15th. It includes the work of nine faculty members and nine students from Endicott's School of Visual and Performing Arts. Each faculty member was asked to invite a student of their choice to participate.
Faculty exhibiting are: Kathy Desmond, Sanford Farrier, Steven Liss, Barbara Burgess Maier, Michael Miller, Carol Pelletier, Cynthia Roberts, Mark Towner and Larry Volk. Students exhibiting are: Lauren Gallagher, Jessica Gray, Emily Leis, Angelina Lupini, Emily Mulvey, Stephanie Alvarado Ross, Andrew Schwartz, and Kaitlin Smith.
I was honored to have been chosen by Sanford Farrier, my professor, advisor, and the Chair of the Department of Visual Communications at Endicott. His poster, titled "Bugs - Creepy But Delicious", is part of a series called "Posters for Plays Not Yet Written". This project of his is on-going and currently includes over 70 pieces. Collectively, they represent an exploration of the creative possibilities continually emerging from his interest in design, photography, and theater. His hope is that the viewer will be intrigued enough to spend some time with the artwork, and will enjoy answering the question "So, now that you've seen this poster, what do you think the play is about?" I chose to show work that currently exists here on my portfolio site. My Alphabet Book project, renamed Expressive Typography for the purposes of this exhibit, is a series of drop caps each derived from different inspirations. While my website only includes four of my favorite letters, my poster for Synthesis III includes the entire alphabet. Similar to Farrier's work, my intent with this poster is to give viewers the opportunity to take a longer look at the letterforms and to study them closely. If you are in the area and would like to visit the exhibit, gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 PM. For more information visit rockyneckartcolony.org. Thanks for reading!