The Art Academy of Cincinnati is pleased to present the fourth of six senior thesis exhibitions. “It Goes Without Saying” will feature the work of Sarah Baker, Emily Barrett, Lauren Dowrey, Kathryne Hains, Brittany Lynn Justice and Molly Lacy. The exhibition will include digital illustration, photography, video installation and digital design with hand-drawn elements. Each senior will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May 2011.
Sarah Baker is from Cincinnati, OH and will graduate with a BFA in Photography. Baker uses relationships as the backbone for her current photography. Using digital imagery, the artist shows these personal and emotional issues through self-portraiture. Her work focuses on personal struggle and allows the viewer to encounter the feeling of intrusion and vulnerability.
Emily Barrett is a photographer from Detroit, MI. Her new body of work is based on living with chronic pain. Using digital photography as her medium, she uses hospital gowns to explore pain, illness, acceptance and healing.
Lauren Dowrey is a photographer living and working in the Cincinnati area, and she will graduate with a BFA in Communication Arts Photography. Dowrey creates her digital images through the process of photographing the interiors of abandoned buildings. The chaotic mess composed of the trash and decay within the walls of these spaces is so much the opposite of Dowrey’s own preferred surroundings that it has become somewhat of a guilty pleasure to investigate, and it is possibly even therapeutic.
Kathryne Hains will graduate with a major in Visual Communication Design and a minor in Art History. As a designer, she creates posters and other products featuring darkly funny characters and quips tackling obscure phobias. These images use humor and raise awareness about the outlying manifestations of fear in the human psyche.
Brittany Lynn Justice is a photographer from the Washington, DC area. She currently lives and works in Covington, KY and the Greater Cincinnati region. Extracting inspiration from recent hospitalization, Justice creates ghostly anatomical abstractions from medical imaging sources and invites viewer, via video installation, to experience the anxiety of being physically examined. Her work speaks about the disconnection between the body and the spirit and between our mental state and the organism to which we belong. Justice will graduate with a BFA in Photography.
Molly Lacy is a lifelong Ohioan originally from Portsmouth, OH who will graduate with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Drawing. She designs prints and surface patterns for textiles and ceramics, believing that art can be incorporated into every room in the house. Her work is feminine, casual, elegant and fresh and is created using a mix of hand-drawn and digital elements with an eye on color for the post-modern lady.
Exhibition Dates: April 11 – 15, 2011
Closing Reception: Friday, April 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Talks: April 11 & April 13 @ 12:30 pm
The Pearlman Gallery is on the first level of the North Building at 1212 Jackson Street across from the Gateway Parking Garage. The Convergys Gallery is on the first level of the South Building, and the Chidlaw Gallery is on the lower level of the North Building. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Senior Thesis Show Hours are 9-9 Monday through Friday. 513.562.6262.