Department of Art

Clare Dunn and Gabrielle Sapata Solo Thesis Exhibitions

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present two solo thesis exhibitions by senior art majors - Clare Dunn, The Internship, and Gabrielle Sapata, Saudade: Longing for Culture, beginning March 23 and on exhibit through April 6, 2018.

Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture created by Gabrielle Sapata's award-winning woodcut animations. Inspired by traditional tile design, fishing communities, and the longing we all have for a deeper connection to our roots, Gabby uses both traditional art-making methods mixed with cutting-edge projections in an attempt to revitalize old cultural values and emphasize the importance of culture in our world's current state. If you like really good installation art and truly gorgeous patterning, you'll like this.

Then immerse yourself in an entire new world by checking out the concept art and finished graphic novel of The Internship by Clare Dunn. Set in an alternate universe where people with special abilities have warranted legislation and education to protect themselves. The Internship is about a young group of specially abled peoples’ experience trying to obtain an internship at a philanthropic organization as a substitution to ineffectively taught classes. If you like the activist heart of old X-Men comics and the nitty-gritty of art making, you'll like this.

Please join us for free refreshments, and Portuguese tunes on Friday, March 23rd, 6:00-8:00 p.m.