CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 3, 2015 — Students in Southeast Missouri State University’s 2D design class, AR104, are exhibiting their work in the Dobbins Center Hallway Gallery Dec. 10-16 with a reception scheduled from 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 12.
The exhibit, titled “Colorless,” will feature black and white pieces created by students enrolled in the course taught this fall by Emily Booth. The gallery is located in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center.
Students were tasked with using such formal elements as value and texture variations through mark-making, positive/negative spatial relationships, focal point, repetition, orientation, unity/variety and the reversal of methods from one pattern panel to the other. In addition to these formal concerns, students showcased their own original design ideas through the creation of a sophisticated, intricate pattern design embellished with purposeful, gorgeous ink work. These halves, the purposefully formal and the wide-open creative, display not only the students’ mastery of formal principles and elements of art but also highlight their unique compositions and individual aesthetics as young, talented art makers.
In addition to the creation of work to exhibit, students learned the steps that go into fine art display while mounting this exhibition. Students installed their own pieces, devised titles for both their individual pieces as well as for the exhibit, came up with ways to advertise, learned how to price artwork and about a variety of other professional practices in visual art and how to host a reception, slated for Dec. 12.