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Videos from “Deconstruct/Reconstruct” February 11, 2011

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Below are interviews with students Ali Crank, Eliza Tibbits, and Jacob West based on their work in the exhibition “Deconstruct/Reconstruct”.  The exhibition featured a series of work done in the ARTS314 Advanced Drawing course with Clara Lieu in fall 2010.

Opening Reception for “Deconstruct/Reconstruct” December 15, 2010

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Yesterday afternoon we had an opening reception for the exhibition “Deconstruct/Reconstruct” in the gallery. Students included Eliza Tibbits, Jacob West, Ali Crank, Yoojin Chung, Sophie Wang, and Serena Eastman.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening for “Re-Presentation” November 19, 2010

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Re-Presentation

On Tuesday we hosted an opening reception for the exhibition “Re-Presentation”, an exhibition by students in Daniela Rivera’s ARTS 317 course this semester. We had a great crowd, and it was amazing to see the diversity and range of work in the exhibition.  Students featured in the show include Yoojin Chung, Ali McKenna, Lucia Nhamo, Zsofia Schweger, Zoe Shladow,Lorraine Shim, and Laura Weyl.

Re-Presentation

Re-Presentation

Re-Presentation

Video: Senior Thesis Exhibition May 21, 2010

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View this video featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim in the current 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition exhibition on view at the gallery through May 28.  In the video Ji and Tamara speak about their influences and process in creating their pieces. The video was shot and edited by Paul Falcone from WCAC-TV.


Video with Ji Young Lim & Tamara Al-Mashouk, Class of 2010
Shot & edited by Paul Falcone from WCAC-TV


Senior Thesis: Opening Reception May 13, 2010

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Our gallery season this year concluded with an opening reception of three student exhibitions:  Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim, It’s Personal featuring seniors Eleri Roberts and EB Bartels, and In the Rough, featuring Harriet Alexander, Kate Connolly, and Jenny Olivari from Professor Carlos Dorrien’s ARTS 307 Sculpture II course.  We had a great turnout for both receptions on Tuesday, May 11. The gallery is closed through the summer, but check out the 2010-2011 gallery schedule for a preview of our exhibitions.

It's Personal/In the Rough: Opening Reception

(above) It’s Personal featuring seniors Eleri Roberts and EB Bartels, and In the Rough, featuring Harriet Alexander, Kate Connolly, and Jenny Olivari from Professor Carlos Dorrien’s ARTS 307 Sculpture II course.

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Tamara Al-Mashouk is interviewed by Paul Falcone, from WCAC-TV.

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim


Tamara Al-Mashouk on installing “Senior Thesis Exhibition” May 11, 2010

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Today’s blog post is by Tamara Al-Mashouk, class of 2010 who completed work on her thesis in this year’s Senior Thesis Exhibition. Below you can read her thoughts on working in the gallery this past week.

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

The installation of my work began with setting up the standing bookcase. I decided where I wanted to place it, then laid out the eleven frames and four wall shelves. I had had an idea for how I wanted my side of the gallery to be arranged, but chose not to finalize my plans. I wanted the set up to come together as fluidly as the work itself; organically with very little sketching and planning.

Senior Thesis: Installation in Progress

After working out the structure of the show, I started bringing in the tiny objects I had created. I placed them sporadically, moving from the bookcase to the shelves, and onto the frames. I aimed to create a perfect chaos. When all the objects were finally in the gallery I sought to rearrange them to create interactions and an ethereal atmosphere. -Tamara Al-Mashouk

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Installation Complete May 10, 2010

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The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim completed installation into the gallery at the end of last week.  To view all images from the exhibition, visit the Jewett Art Gallery’s Flickr Page.

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Join us as we close the 2009-2010 gallery season with an opening reception on Tuesday, May 11, 4:45-6pm. The opening also includes the 350 senior photography exhibition “It’s Personal” featuring EB Bartels & Eleri Roberts, and “In the Rough”, sculptures by students in Professor Carlos Dorrien’s ARTS 317 course.

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

(above) detail of Ji Young Lim’s installation.

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition

(above)detail of Tamara Al-Mashouk’s installation

Senior Thesis: Ji Young Lim April 24, 2010

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Today’s post is a preview from the upcoming 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition, our final show for the year featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim. Below is a preview of Ji’s work and her artist statement.

Ji Lim, Class of 2010

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

Time has always enchanted me.  I found myself obsessing over the concepts of time and thinking about my past, present, and future.  I was at a time of transition and at an end of my Wellesley College career.  I found myself drowning and longing for the past and terrified of the uncertainty of the future.  I found myself at a race against time just yearning for a break, a pause, a breath.

Ji Lim, Class of 2010

This installation is both representative of the weight of time and of a break in time.  It is an interactive space.  The viewer is allowed to become part of the hourglass standing at the bottom representing their own past and history through their physical presence.  It depicts the infinite space of time and a stillness that provides a space for a breath.  It is an intimate space where one can become aware of one’s physical presence and of the infinite entity of time.

This is a closing to my time at Wellesley College.  It is my ode to my fellow women who are struggling with the race against time.  There is no winning, just accepting and being.

Time keeps moving through the tough and through the good.  It does indeed heal all wounds and it does indeed make you treasure the fleeting moments of joy.  I have gained a larger and healthier perspective of time and have this past year to thank.  I no longer look forward to the future with fear, but with excitement with what the future has to offer me. The possibilities are infinite.

Ji Lim, Class of 2010

Thesis Exhibition: Tamara Al-Mashouk April 23, 2010

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We will be concluding the 2010-2011 Jewett Art Gallery season with this year’s 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Lim. Below is a preview of Tamara’s work and her artist statement.

Tamara Al-Mashouk, Class of 2010

Imaginary worlds exist within our minds. Music, painting, film making, writing, are all means of pulling them into the sensual world, in order for us to escape our reality and to experience. I consider daily how to bridge the gaps between these imaginary worlds and day-to-day life.

Throughout the year I explored the architectural elements that would de-root us from reality and allow us to escape. I aimed to create a setting that actualized another world in which we are the visitors. The result, is a cabinet of curiosity; an accumulation of objects belonging to an alternate reality.

Tamara Al-Mashouk, Class of 2010

By closely interacting with these objects as single pieces, or as parts of a whole, a window is opened to the intricacies of another world. The objects are all very fragile, almost untouchable. In this world, objects manifest themselves. There is no creator. They are formed by living elements, naturally coming together.

Tamara Al-Mashouk, Class of 2010

When making the objects, I did not work from a sketch, or plan. I simply worked with materials, my minds eye guiding the process. Allowing the objects to manifest themselves within our world.

I began to notice certain repeated tendencies, such as the shape of a pentagon. The structure became a building block for some of the objects. I did not measure and cut pieces of material, rather placed them where they felt comfortable. This process created a series of beautifully distorted intricate objects belonging to a world of fantasy. -Tamara Al-Mashouk

Tamara Al-Mashouk, Class of

Madeline Vara on installing “350: Student Exhibition” April 15, 2010

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Today’s post is a guest blog post by Madeline Vara, Class of 2010.  Madeline completed a 350 level project and is participating in “350: Student Exhibition“ which has an opening reception next Tuesday, April 20 at 4:45pm. In her post, she discusses the process and experience of installing her project into the gallery space.

“This past Monday, we began the installation for the 350 show.  Though all of the 350 students participating in the show, myself included, were displaying paintings, I found myself with a bit of predicament concerning how to present my artwork.  In the case of the other 350 students, their paintings were all on large stretches of canvas, set to be easily hung on the walls.  My project had left me with 22 various small paintings, though, with all of them on paper.

Madeline Vara

While I could have just as easily posted my paintings in mass along the wall, I couldn’t help but feel that it wouldn’t do the art justice.  As a result, I embarked on small mission to complete a three dimensional installation of my work by creating shelves to display them on.  After buying a multitude of hardware supplies, I set out to create a 7-foot long shelf and multiple smaller shelves.  The all-day affair of painting them, deciding their places on the wall, and finally drilling them into place was tiring, but ultimately worth every minute.  Viewing art isn’t just about the painting or drawing or sculpture itself; it is deeply tied in with the space the object occupies and the mode through which we view it.  Installing the shelves was essential to creating the right “frame” for my paintings.”- Madeline Vara, Class of 2010

Installing "350: Student Exhibition"

Madeline Vara works to install her pieces into the gallery space.

Madeline Vara