colloquium

Have you ever been involved in a conversation so painful you were scraping for excuses to leave? Or found yourself so involved in a discussion you lost track of time? Every day we use our body, voice, and technology to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues. Seventeen senior Graphic Design students would like to invite you to explore these relationships through the use of sight and sound in the exhibit: Colloquium.

Curated by: Markus V. Vogl

EXHIBITION

11/22/10 - 11/30/10

RECEPTION

11/30/10 - 6:30-9:00

ARTIST

Adam Remark

Adam Remark

When exploring conversation, I wanted to involve the relationship between past and present.  The relationship I began to explore was the way conversation has changed throughout the years, evolving into something far less formal. My piece is a painting using a series of current internet slang terms that are used everyday in conversation. I chose to use the terms to recreate the alphabet giving a sense that these terms have become so common they are used everyday. I overlayed these terms on newsprint, giving the feel of new covering old as the terms are juxtaposed in a relationship of past and present. This visual representation gives a sense of past vs present and shows how easily things can change. The piece is entitled NetLingo.



Reaction Sttement: When first presented the idea of creating an entire art show in a semester, I was not only nervous but excited as well. The thought of being able to create something with out limitations of dimension or material really gave me a more creative approach to my piece, compared to previous class assignments. When given this freedom, I decided to try and explore a discipline that I had never attempted, painting. The process was not only refreshing but gave me a more accomplished feeling when compared to working with mouse and monitor. Being able to create using a brush and paint was something I found very calming. This was by no means a traditional painting, and I feel that I was able to use my abilities to create something that was very graphic. I enjoyed the process and was very pleased with how smoothly the whole show progressed. I was skeptical that working with a larger number of people that there were bound to be bumps along the way but I was pleasantly surprised by how well we all worked together. Overall I was very pleased with the entire process. Being able to put together an art show, as well as explore a new medium was a wonderful experience.