Metamorphosis - A Juried Student Art Exhibition
Pacific seniors from Visual Arts Department Studio Seminar, juried and curated an exhibition of student works on view in the Reynolds Gallery, November 26 - December 7, 2012. Using the theme of "Metamorphosis," all students enrolled at the University of the Pacific were eligible and encouraged to participate. The exhibition "Metamorphosis" was divided into three categories with an award given to the art and artist who best represented the theme per category. During the November 30th reception, the winners were announced. The artists won a cash award for their work.
Berenice Calvario's "As One" was the winner of the two-dimensional work category. Berenice explains that in her piece:
"The forms are changed physically, and the substance of each figure is different from the other. Each figure is converted from one element of form; earth, water, fire, to another while still holding the theme of formality."
In the three-dimensional category, Liliana Nunez's "Tanked" was the best example of original and creative work. Her sculpture is a "complete transformation of a fish bowl," made entirely of recycled computer parts.
Sheng Moua's video entitled "Between Man and Nature," was the winner of the video art category. The one and a half minute stop-motion animation illustrates the story of nature taking over a house in the woods and forcing a man back into his surroundings and to recreate a relationship with the forest around him.
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Expose: Student Juried Exhibition
The Reynolds Gallery closed their 2011 calendar with "Expose": A student juried exhibition. Open to all enrolled Pacific students, this juried competition ran from November 30 through December 14, 2011. Two students were announced as recipients of cash prizes for their work. Paige Logsdon, for her painting "Past, Present and Future" and Eric Koester for his short video, "Escape to the Universe."
In Dialogue with Ansel Adams
The Reynolds Gallery's previous juried competition was "In Dialogue with Ansel Adams." This show was conceived in conjunction with the world premiere of "Ansel Adams: America," a new piece for orchestra by Pacific alumnus Dave Brubeck and his son, Chris Brubeck. Over 40 artists submitted work; ten were chosen for the show. From March 2- April 10, 2009, photography by Nan Brown, Jack Davis, Jane Delaney, Ursula Esser, Susan Hartzell, Terry Nathan, Chris Schiller, John Smith, and the team of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe hung in the gallery alongside Ansel Adams prints generously loaned to the gallery by Adams's granddaughter, Alison Jaques.