April 06, 2017
“(Global) Awareness,” the first of two Senior Capstone Exhibitions of works by graduating Art students at McDaniel College, runs April 11–21, with a reception April 13 at 5:30–7:30 p.m. and a gallery talk at 6 p.m., in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall.
The exhibitions feature a variety of media, from traditional two- and three-dimensional works to digital and new media. Students showcasing their works in “(Global) Awareness” are Suzannah Banister of Cockeysville, Md.; Jennifer Brown of Spotsylvania, Va.; Sarah Lighter of Olney Md.; Amber Smith of Baltimore; Rebecca Suraci of Mount Airy, Md., and Adriana “Summer” Villarosa of Knoxville, Md.
- Suzannah Banister’s work in “(Global) Awareness” focuses on “opacity and color to represent different perceived identities.”
- Jennifer Brown examines “how people perceive those with mental disorders.”
- Both running track and the experience of studying abroad in Australia has influenced Sarah Lighter’s artwork, which includes a website and three games “based off the Egyptian environmental struggles.”
- Amber Smith’s personal experience as a child with histiocytosis, a rare blood disease, has inspired her to look at the “disconnect between childhood innocence and the harsher realities children often have to face.”
- Rebecca Suraci said that her work “focuses on perception, both on an individual and cultural spectrum.”
- Adriana “Summer” Villarosa uses an array of media from vinyl letters to photography in order to bring awareness to rape and sexual assault.