Emily Franklin will be showing her work in the Arts & Crafts hall in Worner.
Although Franklin studied in figure drawing, she began printmaking for her thesis third block. Her show, Bruise, employs etching and monotype, a style which
incorporates running an object—in Franklin’s case, a rag—covered in paint through the roller of the press; the result is an organic form on the paper. When asked about her inspiration, the artist said, “Push and pull, cause and effect, tension of figure drawing.” Franklin’s show incorporates light, layering, printing, wax and installations to create a dialogue on the human body; her forms are organic and calm. Come see them when you check your mailbox!
Sophia Schneider has been working on five vibrant paintings that will be shown in Cossitt Hall beginning Monday. Schneider explores contour and is fascinated with natural forms she sees everywhere: in the curvatures of a woman’s body, in a mountain, in everyday objects. She reacts to the Dionysian experience of letting go of control and responding to how her arm moves and connects to the brush that drives the paint on the canvas. Schneider tunes in to her emotions and reactions to her art and act of creation: “When something works it feels good,” she said. Stunning colors and busy activity will surely captivate your eye.
Tsipora Prochovnick’s thesis will be up next week in the Whitney Electrical building. Prochovnick is the first artist in the past many years to explore the medium of clay, and explore she does. Her work has developed from practical objects that
playfully incorporate human forms (coffee mugs with naked bodies to serve as handles) to extremely organic and dynamic structures. Starting with wet clay cylinders, Prochovnick let her pieces then take on natural shapes through the force of gravity and by randomly “wacking” the sides. Instead of using glazes to color her work, Prochovnick took an alterative route; wrapping her pieces in tinfoil stuffed with old banana peels, coffee grounds, and woodchips. That’s seriously organic. Collectively, her work reminds one of Ursula’s colony of “poor unfortunate souls” from The Little Mermaid. Unable to decipher whether the critters are growing or falling, the forms empathetically engage viewers in a unique and must see show.
Over a dozen portraits done by Noah Gallo-Brown will be featured in Packard Hall this coming Monday, as well—the show is yet to be titled. Since high school he has explored portraiture in many different mediums, but finds oil painting the most fun. Gallo-Brown aims to create accessible pieces that produce a visceral reaction amongst his viewers. Through the energetic strokes of his paintbrush, Gallo-Brown powerfully captures and translates the essence of his family and friends into vivacious portraiture. Working tirelessly over the past weeks, he’s got the results to prove it in a show that is one you won’t want to miss.
Compiled by Grace Gahagan and Erin O’Neill