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Senior Thesis Exhibition by 17 Graduating Visual Arts Majors Opens at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 8, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – “SeaThis,” the self-titled exhibition of graduating visual arts majors goes on view in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College on May 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15 from  1 to 5 p.m.  An opening reception will be held on May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Curated by Professor Warner Wada, this year’s capstone exhibition will present a remarkably diverse yet balanced installation displaying works in the five concentrations within the visual arts major. 

Drawing and painting artists Madeline Albright ’12 of Ocean City, NJ, Star Barkman ’12 of Landing, NJ, and Alex Bissonnette ’12 of Londonderry, New Hampshire will be exhibiting minutely detailed works on paper, large scale abstractions, narrative figurative paintings and mixed media collages.  Works will be traditionally hung as well as suspended and installed in the 20 foot high Kresge Gallery space.

Digital art and technology specialists Dan Callery ’12 of Sloatsburg, NY, Andrew Nye ’12 of Wyckoff, NJ and Jennifer Wisse ’12 of Midland Park, NJ will be screening 3-D computer animations in both “theater like” enclosures as well as on large HD flatscreen monitors.  Inspired by early science fiction animations and cartoon iconography, these labor intensive shorts will be screened continuously for the exhibition run.

Sculpture and installation artists Margo Benedetti, Danielle Feller, Annie Smith, and Christina Stambaugh will present their work in self-designed environments derived from natural history dioramas, science fair presentations, “gut bathroom rehabs,” and the confusing variety of seaweed (nori, kombu, etc.) available for human consumption.

Digital and traditional ‘silver-based’ photographers Jon Bonacolta ’12 of Upper Saddle River, NJ, Gregory DiMauro ’12 of Wayne, NJ, Jolie Lang ’12 of Westville, NJ and Nicole Prisco ’12 of Asbury, NJ will be installing black and white silver gelatin prints, archival inkjet prints and mixed media alternative process works.

Art historian Jennifer Hodbod will present a prospective museum exhibition in the first floor Berrie Center ‘Photo Lounge’ gallery space.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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