Art + Design Dept. Presents BFA Student Work
It’s that time of year again where the two public gallery spaces at West Chester University are adorned with the work of Art + Design students from the University’s College of Arts & Humanities. The Art + Design Department will begin showing works from the 2023 BFA graduates on April 24th. The work remains on display through May 15th, 2023.
Work is being exhibited in both campus galleries: the John H. Baker Gallery, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Avenue, and in the Knauer Gallery, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. The exhibits are both free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
Faculty curator and Associate Professor of Painting Kristopher Benedict, says, “We welcome the public to view the work of these talented and committed students. The BFA Senior Show is the exciting climactic moment for both Studio Art and Graphic and Interactive Design majors.”
Professor of Art Kate Stewart says, “This year’s graduating BFA class is comprised of incredibly unique artists from a wide range of thematic and formal explorations. There are functional and non-functional ceramic works, collages, sculpture, bookmaking, site-specific installations, and paintings and prints that mine personal narrative, symbology, fantastical realism, and pantheistic landscapes. There is also a high degree of risk-taking and inventiveness evident in the works on display, which might have a connection to the fact that many of these students endured online studio classes during the quarantine days of the pandemic. Regardless, this show is brimming with energy and is a testament to the resiliency and creativity of our students in the BFA program.”