Amy Zwierzynski, BFA Senior Exhibition in Painting

Translating Creativity to Canvas

December 2 – December 13, 2013
S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: December 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m
Free and Open to the Public

The exhibition is the culmination of Zwierzynski's work for a bachelor of fine arts degree.

Zwierzynski describes her exhibition:  How can an artist translate the personal creative process onto the canvas while revisiting the experience of participating in an artistic community? In this body of work, the artist creates paintings that allow for intuitive exploration while still maintaining a body of work that represents the artist’s personal experiences and relationships at annual visits to a creative community. The artist will utilize and unite both aesthetically pleasing compositions and intuitive mark making in order to build up both physical and conceptual layers of each painting. Through traditional methods of oil glazing, applications of both an under painting and a figure-ground exchange, the works explore a visual dialogue between the many layers, and allow the viewer to observe a tangible history of the painting through each subsequent transparency. The process-based series is created through learned, traditional aesthetic values, and combines this approach with intuitive brush marks and specific referenced photographs (taken by the artist) of people met through experiences at the creative community (Airy Knoll Farm). The presence of a readily available narrative, environment, or likeness in the work is not as important to the finished piece as it is to the artist’s personal process. The result is an aesthetically approachable body of work that holds interest for the audience through the visible history of each painting and reveals the artist’s personal creative journey to revisit experiences and time spent at Airy Knoll Farm.--Amy Zwierzynski