Perceptions of Self Exhibition
December 6 - December 9, 2016
December 6, 2016 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
Tristan Behling - Self-Portraits
Kat Brown - Self-Portraits
Cassandra Campbell - Self-Portraits
Michaela Dial - Self-Portraits
Ryan Fick - Self-Portraits
Mario Giallombardo - Self-Portraits
Felicia Head - Self-Portraits
Amber Lanese - Self-Portraits
Kelly McCabe - Self-Portraits
Jeremy McConnell - Self-Portraits
Emma Snyder - Self-Portraits
Kaitlin Stewart - Self-Portraits
Cole Tibbs - Self-Portraits
Kayla Turner - Self-Portraits
Natalie Wisler - Self-Portraits
Photography I Students | Electronic Media Communications
Sara Aulds - Self-Portraits
Patrice Cole - Self-Portraits
McKenzie Cornell - Self-Portraits
Janusia Figueiredo - Self-Portraits
Abbey Geverd - Self-Portraits
Jacob Gibbs - Self-Portraits
Nathan Hackman - Self-Portraits
Jameil Haynes - Self-Portraits
Kaley Hicks - Self-Portraits
Lauren Johnson - Self-Portraits
Grant Landon - Self-Portraits
Chris McNamee - Self-Portraits
Dana Mulvaney - Self-Portraits
Victoria Phelps - Self-Portraits
Ezra Garfinkle Plymesser - Self-Portraits
Hannah Ridge - Self-Portraits
Ana “Patty” Salas Rios - Self-Portraits
Griffin Schneider - Self-Portraits
Adrian Smith - Self-Portraits
Theodore Wininger - Self-Portraits
- 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.
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.