UNTITLED. (THIS MIGHT GET PERSONAL)THE STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION
The Studio Art Thesis exhibition will feature works by sixteen artists graduating from Pepperdine’s Seaver College with BFA degrees in Studio Art. The student artists include Ginnie Bang, Aliya Edwards, Carolina French, Beca Goss, Alessandra Guth, Mya Kough, Melissa Labnow, Olivia Lara, Caitlin Roark, Aubrey Stanchak, Manya Seth, Calen Rose Szeflin, Brie Welch, Bethany Wilson, Jane Yi, and Sabrina Zeri.
The exhibition will feature Pepperdine’s largest graduating class of artists in years, each with a different artistic focus, making untitled. (this might get personal) an eclectic collection of diverse narratives. The work displayed will range from painting and installation to digital renditions that touch on personal expression. “It’s been really special being a group for four years. A lot has changed, but our work has come together,” Calen Rose Szeflin, Senior artist comments. “I think this show demonstrates the community we’ve created through years of producing alongside one another. I really love this group of women and this show is beyond special.”
This extensive body of work comprised of all female artists addresses elements of emotion, personal sentiment, and commentary on today’s society. “I want people to notice the influences in our artwork from other art majors. The energy we all bring feeds off one another,” Melissa Labnow, Senior Art Major says. “Our elected group is much more interconnected than we appear.”