"Fragments" and journeys: Senior art exhibition opens

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Fine arts works by six graduating seniors are on view in the Crowell and West galleries at the Feigenbaum Center for the Visual Arts in an exhibition titled “Fragments.”

The featured artists and their mediums are: Sam Crowley, animation and digital media; Chris Delances, photography; Andrea (Andy) Mullen, photography, installation and sculpture; Isabel Pacchiana, digital art and poster design; Iris Phenix, sculpture and mixed media; and Ysabel Thompson, digital media and sculpture.

An opening reception is set for Friday, May 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Fragments - 2024 Senior Exhibition

Senior talks will be presented Wednesday, May 22, 12:50-1:50 p.m. in the galleries.

“All of us hold multiple degrees of study,” said Mullen, a visual arts major and biomedical engineering minor from Albany. “I think it’s pretty cool to see our wide range of studies and hard work throughout the years.”

Many of the artists have created work relating to change, transition and journeys.

“Each work deals with very personal experiences that tell a universal story,” Mullen said. “My photography is a way for me to communicate with the outside world. It constantly questions the relationship of trust within oneself and society.”

Mullen was awarded the John R. Glover Prize for Black and White Photography at the recent Prize Day ceremony. After graduation, she plans to attend artist residencies and graduate school.

Delances, of Boston, is an interdepartmental sociology and visual arts major with a minor in film studies and this year’s recipient of the John R. Glover Prize for Color Photography.

“Photography is so much more than a click of a button,” Delances said. “Each click of the shutter unfurls a narrative, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a moment frozen in time.”

Pacchiana, a graphic designer from Newtown, Conn., uses unconventional visuals while working within the framework of fine design.

“My art is a highly personal reflection of my life and my interests,” she said. “It examines past and present realities of American political interference in other countries while encouraging my audience to think about what it means to be a citizen of a global superpower.”

Phenix is a multimedia artist from Brooklyn who is majoring in studio fine arts and sociology, and Thompson is a visual arts major and German minor from Kauai, Hawaii. Crowley is a visual arts major and mechanical engineering minor from Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Charles Alexander Richmond Prize in Fine Arts at Prize Day and will study fine arts on a Watson Fellowship this summer.

The senior exhibit is funded by the Visual Arts Department and Student Research Grants and runs through June 16. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.