In November, the Art in the Libraries Committee awarded College of Creative Arts' students Megan Grindle and Christina Kang with the Dean of the Libraries' arts awards. Grindle's work, Exposure (2017, acrylic paint, ink, glitter, and art resin) and Kang's work Creatures of Dichotomy: Finding a Bridge Between (2017, sceenprint under etching, watercolor, pins), won the awards selected by the Art in the Libraries Committee at the CCA's Juried Student Exhibit in Laura Mesaros Gallery.
Exposure will be on display in Evansdale Library January through April 2018; Creatures of Dichotomy: Finding a Bridge Between will be on display in the Downtown Campus Library Lobby January through December 2018.
Artist Megan Grindle's work can be explained simply as abstract, but there are more to the layers of paint than that. She explains that her process takes a careful, skillful hand but the decisions on how to move her hands comes from her unconscious mind. For her work she uses an abstract fluid style that allows her to use the randomness of the paint to create a beautiful outcome.
Artist Christina Kang is a printmaker working on her BFA. She is a self proclaimed "tiny lines enthusiast" and explains that her creating her artwork is her way of showing people her personal identity.
Grindle and Kang will have more artwork on view alongside work by recent graduate Mallory Burka, on display in Room 1020 of DCL January 20-February 2018.
Artist Mallory Burka's paintings, from afar, seem photographic until viewers look a little closer. Burka's paintings, though based on her own photographs, are made with oil paint and drop cloth to create a painterly-realistic depiction of structural and natural landmarks in West Virginia. She hopes to interest viewers and persuade them to visit the sites of West Virginia that inspired her.