Works that my advanced students created under individualized guidance.
Advanced Student Experimental Exhibition in Barr Gallery
Digital Art seniors were asks to take over the campus gallery for two weeks in Fall 22. They were told to create an art experience and this is what they created. Exhibition by Olivia Arnold, Jazz Strope, Josiah Pohl, and Adam Frey.
Pulling inspiration from the rawness of hardcore punk music, the returning sincerity of Metamodernism, and a religious upbringing, Bradlee is interested in creating authentic experiences that inspire reflection upon fragmented ideas. He employs video, performance, and installation to explore personal encounters with deconstruction, limitation, and the inevitability of losing control.
Reidinger combines his experience with audio and visual design with an interest in popular culture to interrogate the ways in which images and advertising uphold and promote invalid or untruthful information. Jordan creates complex audio works, short films, websites, books, and art installations utilizing the very processes he is critiquing. His works challenge the viewer to question what information is true and not true through works of video and audio, and when confronted with professional produced promotional materials, images, and experiences.
Asking questions regarding the integrity of memory, the sometimes incongruous nature of shared memories, and the visual representation thereof, Reidinger examines how visual graphics influence us in ways that are complex and personal.
“Kopp creates projection installations in public spaces, challenging the political and social issues affecting the Southern U.S. LGBTQ community. Past installation sites have included the office of Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, Kentuckiana Pride Festival, and the Louisville Palace Theatre. Currently, Kopp is obtaining his Master’s of Fine Arts Degree at Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) with an emphasis on Art and Social Practice.
In the summer 2016, Kopp was diagnosed HIV Positive. Since his diagnosis, Kopp has focused his research on sociopolitical issues plaguing the HIV Positive community. Employing the conceptual framework of glitch theory, Kopp analyzes the politics and process of HIV transmission through production of contemporary queer visual and social practice art.”
“As an artist, I knew I wanted to create work about family, specifically my family. Looking at my life I realized I had an interesting absence that others may not go through. My grandmother committed murder when my mother was sixteen, leaving me without a relationship with my grandma. I started looking into generation trauma and how my grandma’s actions influenced my mother and how her trauma could be passed down to me. Once I researched where she was located and found her trial information I started to connect the dots and learn about relationships within my family.”
My art serves as a way of voicing emotion and experience that one would not otherwise be able to put into words. I seek to create environments to spread awareness of social issues and allow myself and others to find healing. My work is concept-driven and research based, and consists of a variety of medium processes, including installation, performance, photography, video, and more. The female experience is a focus of my content, ranging from societal standards and rape culture, to sexual assault and trauma. These subjects, while fairly universal, are not often talked about within typical conversation; therefore, I use my privilege as an artist to bring them to light.
performance, video and photography
hand-processed Super 8mm film
double channel video
four channel video
I am interested in the history of what abandoned spaces to be and what kind of story they have to tell. Inspiration comes form the house-to-house ministry that was done as a kid. We walked through neighborhoods and they would be rundown and be destroyed but there were still occupants. As a young child I could never understand why someone would live in those conditions, now I understand that circumstances don’t always permit nice living conditions. I am more interested in the relationship of how these buildings came to be abandoned and why. The photographs in this series are eerie and unsettling, but yet simple and interesting. By compositing images the viewer is forced to look what lies within the main image.