The works of more than 40 student artists will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia until Feb. 26.
The "Fredonia Showcase," an annual exhibition featuring works in a variety of media from photography to charcoal drawings to sculpture, opened Feb. 3 in the newly renovated gallery.
Student artists from all class levels are selected for the exhibition by the faculty of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media.
“61 Hands,” a work in steel by Alyssa Velk, is among the works on display in the Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia as part of the Fredonia Showcase exhibition.
Graphic Design major Kurt McGhee is among the artists. He has a handmade book on display as part the exhibition.
"Its meaning is everything and nothing," McGhee said of the work as he flipped through the waxy pages. "My thought was, if everything exists then how can nothing exist within everything?"
Taylor Hultquist, an Animation/Illustration major who has a fascination with ocean life, has both a stop-motion video and a metal and plastic sculpture on display.
Her video, which received many views during the opening reception for the show, depicts a girl whose desire to become a fish disrupts her better judgment. The sculpture is her humanistic take on a jellyfish.
Photography major Jeremy Hyland has a photo on display from a larger series that encompasses dreams he has experienced.
"I based my series on Dutch-Renaissance paintings," he said. "I want to capture that form in pictures."
The exhibition runs through Feb. 26. The gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public.