April 11 - May 5, 2013
For most, college marks the progression from adolescence into adulthood. The academic institution offers a safe place for learning, exploration, and personal growth. Loyola Marymount University has been preparing young adults for their entry into the larger world for 100 years and we congratulate the university and its students on this momentous occasion of their centennial. We are honored to share in this celebration through the 28th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.
While looking through these entries, we were struck by the raw, visceral emotion being expressed by this young community. These students are using art making to parse through their own thoughts about tradition, sexuality, memory, experience and ideas of personhood. They are stating, with confidence, who they are or who they aspire to be — whether it is mysterious, assertive, hopeful, inquisitive, contemplative, or even carefree.
Their investigations are grounded in class assignments — exercises that focus on technique and skill, as well as an appreciation for the artists who preceded them. This foundation for creation has visibly helped them develop the courage to take risks and the freedom to experiment. From self-portraits in an introductory painting class, to more abstract work in advanced printmaking, these students are testing their boundaries, in an attempt to announce their presence to the world. We thank all of the students who submitted work for sharing their creative efforts and we look forward to seeing their continued growth and development.
- Emily Gonzalez and Amanda Hunt, exhibition jurors
Cyanotype on Muslin
Acrylic on canvas
Director's Award of Distinction
Ink on paper
mixed metal pendant
Grace K. Swanson Award of Distinction in Painting
A Jungian Romance
Acrylic on canvas