STUDENT SHOW 2014
Works by El Camino College
Fine Arts Department Students
Dates: April 2 14-May 8
Reception and Art Department Open House
Friday, April 25, 5-8 p.m.
Each year El Camino College Art Gallery is proud to present a showcase of the current student body’s output. All of the works in this exhibition are selected by instructors in the art department as some of the best examples of student work presently being produced at the college. The Student Show includes a variety of art works fabricated in a wide range of media. The exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the educational and aesthetic philosophy advocated by El Camino College Art Department and illustrates a diversity characteristic of the contemporary art world.
The majority of the works in the gallery are grounded in an academic approach to art study and training. Represented in the exhibition are traditional two-dimensional painting media (oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, watercolor on paper) as well as drawing media on paper ((graphite, charcoal, pastel and Conte). Printmaking techniques include lithography, etching and silk-screen printing in addition to digital printing processes.
The exhibition includes well-executed examples of familiar photographic processes (black and white silver prints and color printing). The digital media program produces video animation as well as photo based digitally printed graphic designs and illustrative pieces.
Additionally, the show includes a cross section of three dimensional techniques taught in the art department-jewelry construction; plaster, clay, latex and bronze cast sculpture; wheel thrown and slab-constructed clay vessels and hand-built objects as well as a variety of imaginative mixed media constructions and small scale installation pieces.
An energy and vitality unique to emerging artists characterizes the annual Student Show.