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SE celebrates 10 years of Art Corridor with exhibit

By Marley Malenfant/se news editor

Cerulean Clip, Nancy Lamb  Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian
Cerulean Clip, Nancy Lamb Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SE Campus Art Corridor, SE art instructional assistant Christopher Blay has created AC-X: Ten Years in the Art Corridor.

The exhibit has art from nine artists who previously had their work displayed in the corridor: Carol Benson, Dan Blagg, Brian Fridge, John Frost, John Hartley, Benito Huerta, Nancy Lamb, Devon Nowlin and Cam Schoepp.

“I went over all the postcards and invitations from past exhibitions to get a good sense of what had come before and how I could best build upon that,” Blay said.

Blay said many artists exhibited in the corridor have their work displayed in other exhibits now.

“Brian Fridge, whose video work is in the collection at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, makes videos in the solace of his studio and has made a strong contribution to contemporary video art,” he said. “His Zen-like meditative video works such as ‘Vault Sequence’ has appeared in numerous exhibits including the Whitney Biennial [in New York].”

Blay said he anticipates a positive following from spectators who check out the mostly contemporary art.

“I expect a strong reaction from our viewers,” he said. 

My Mother as a Child, Devon Nowlin  Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian
My Mother as a Child, Devon Nowlin Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian
Communication, Carol Benson  Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian
Communication, Carol Benson Photo by Claire Weeden/The Collegian

“It’s a good learning tool for the students enrolled here at TCC. The paintings are representational and narrative paintings.”

Nowlin’s “Double Sister No. 1” is a lithograph and monotype on paper. In the mixed-media print, the twin sisters stand next to each other. They have different facial expressions, one with a smirk, the other sister with a stern look.

Nancy Lamb’s “Patio Party at the Carter” is watercolor on paper. The picture shows a waiter holding a plate of hors d’oeuvres.

John Hartley’s “Spoils of War” is oil on canvas. The painting displays a toy soldier with a prosthetic arm.

SE student Gema Montoya said each painting has a different theme.

“I love the art,” she said. “It’s like each picture is talking to you or trying to say something.”

SE student Juana Ramirez said the art work is impressive.

“Everything is really cool,” she said. “I’d like to see what they have in store next.”

AC-X: Ten Years in the Art Corridor will be on display until Dec. 11.

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