Adams State graduate students showcase their artwork

(04-15-2009)

Graduate Thesis Exhibitions, by Tiffany L. Lee, Talia Swartz, and Susie Corbet, are currently in the Adams State College Cloyde Snook Gallery. Scott Will is concurrently showing his graduate thesis work in the Luther Bean Museum, located on the second floor of Richardson Hall. The closing reception for all the exhibits is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Swartz said her artwork showcases my passion for cities and urban architecture. The energy and excitement that cities have to offer is very inspiring to her, and she is drawn to geometric shapes. "I also love to distort the buildings and shapes in my cities and give them animated character. I am constantly inspired by all of the interesting lines, angles, and shapes that interact with each other in these urban environments."

Lee said her graduate work, "Out of Context: A Series of Cast Quilts and Companion Boxes", explores the contextual and formal relationships involved in the process of creating handmade quilts and then transforming them into cast metal sculptures. The cast quilts in this series interact with wooden forms to create new relationships and juxtapositions. Quilting is a part of her heritage, she learned sewing and quilting from her mother and maternal grandmother. "By translating the quilts into metal, I am taking utilitarian objects and making them into permanent tributes to that spirit of charity and affection."

The Cloyde Snook Gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 719-587-7823.

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