Senior Exhibition - A Final Hurah!
As I wrap up my senior year of college, these past 2 semesters being some of the most intensive yet, I can't help but be overjoyed where I am. This semester was extra special as I got to work with my future husband to create an awesome work that I could have never dreamed up on my own, and also help be a part of something that is so much bigger than myself. I learned so much through the process, and ultimately the show was such a success.
The class took so much authority and was able to see the potential and beauty in a vacant spot downtown, and transform it in just a few short months into something beautiful. A place filled with art, activity, and most importantly people.
Ultimately that's what Hunter and I's show was about: seeing people. Seeing people for who they truly are, avoiding jumping to conclusions despite the fact that we are all guilty of it, and at the end of the day learning to love more generously than we hand out assumptions. For those that were able to make it to the show, thank you for your support, and for those that were not, enjoy these little snippets of our installation, and a semester's worth of work.
From many differing angles, a person, place, or thing can appear vastly different than from the other varying options of perspective. Some perspectives we have are more favorable, some feed into our preconceived notions and assumptions, and some of these might be helpful, while the others hold potential of harm. This harm could distance, disengage, or disillusion us from that which we see. How would one receive a correct perspective on that which they observe? Is it possible to create assumptions that bless and benefit? Can we simply observe and predict in order to create favorable outcomes with the person, place, or thing we have observed?
Our work is a deep look into the complex frustration of assumptions made, and received. These assumptions have disengaged us, hurt us, and disillusioned us from the reality and truth of that which we see. We constantly struggle through the attempt of giving the fair chance and creating a space for strangers to be accepted instead of unfairly defined. In an attempt to hear, before perceiving, we have flipped a traditional model of communication, in order that the viewer might understand before seeing, blinding us from our desire to assume and predict. We have vulnerably presented ourselves, confessing that we struggle with this assumptive nature. We are learning to understand, believe, and then perceive. How will you perceive us? What are your assumptions? Will you join us in our pursuit?