Perceptions of Self Exhibition

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Exhibit Dates

December 6 - December 9, 2016

Opening Reception

December 6, 2016 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission

The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery has free admission and is open to the public


Perceptions of Self: An Introduction

By John Wolfer and H. Michael Sanders, Curators

Our sense of self is built on the fertile ground of our experience. Family life, personal relationships, personality, self-confidence, values, presence and absence, strength and weakness, and time: all of these aspects of the individual are questioned as we gaze at ourselves and seek to understand who we are and what we are about.

To some degree, we all see what we are predisposed to look for, which is to say we are all looking at the world around us with a measure of preconception. The human figure, and specifically our own face, is a subject about which we have perhaps the most preconceptions and the most familiarity. The ubiquitous “selfie” of our contemporary online environment stands as a reflexive testament to such familiarity and preconceptions.

However, the serious self-portrait has always been a challenge for visual artists to confront from a vantage point of personal discovery in an effort to explore both the physicality and the psychology of the self. Students involved in this exhibition were asked to confront these preconceptions about the self and utilize light, feeling, mood, and the illusion of space to render their own image in a realistic, yet thoughtful manner. In the process, perhaps they surprise themselves by revealing facets of the self previously unknown.


Gallery Exhibition Participants

Foundation Drawing I Students | Art & Visual Communication

Margo Adwani - Self-Portraits

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Tristan Behling - Self-Portraits

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Kat Brown - Self-Portraits

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Cassandra Campbell - Self-Portraits

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Michaela Dial - Self-Portraits

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Ryan Fick - Self-Portraits

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Mario Giallombardo - Self-Portraits

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Felicia Head - Self-Portraits

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Amber Lanese - Self-Portraits

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Kelly McCabe - Self-Portraits

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Jeremy McConnell - Self-Portraits

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Emma Snyder - Self-Portraits

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Kaitlin Stewart - Self-Portraits

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Cole Tibbs - Self-Portraits

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Kayla Turner - Self-Portraits

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Natalie Wisler - Self-Portraits

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Photography I Students | Electronic Media Communications

Sara Aulds - Self-Portraits

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Patrice Cole - Self-Portraits

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McKenzie Cornell - Self-Portraits

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Janusia Figueiredo - Self-Portraits

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Abbey Geverd - Self-Portraits

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Jacob Gibbs - Self-Portraits

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Nathan Hackman - Self-Portraits

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Jameil Haynes - Self-Portraits

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Kaley Hicks - Self-Portraits

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Lauren Johnson - Self-Portraits

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Grant Landon - Self-Portraits

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Chris McNamee - Self-Portraits

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Dana Mulvaney - Self-Portraits

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Victoria Phelps - Self-Portraits

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Ezra Garfinkle Plymesser - Self-Portraits

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Hannah Ridge - Self-Portraits

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Ana “Patty” Salas Rios - Self-Portraits

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Griffin Schneider - Self-Portraits

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Adrian Smith - Self-Portraits

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Theodore Wininger - Self-Portraits

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Acknowledgements

  • Foundation Drawing I instructors and judges include Tracy Creahan-Johnson, Mark Hanavan, Bill Malczan and John Wolfer.
  • Photography I instructors and judges include Helen Adams-Borders, Matt Bennett, William Boyle, Guennadi Maslov and H. Michael Sanders.
  • Exhibition Curated by H. Michael Sanders and John Wolfer and is made possible in part through a grant from ArtsWave.

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The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery is supported by the Office of the Dean and the departments of Art & Visual Communication and Electronic Media Communications. This exhibition is curated by H. Michael Sanders and John Wolfer. Gallery publications are edited by H. Michael Sanders and designed by Michael Ziepfel. John Wolfer is gallery director.


Resources

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Contact Information

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