Department of Art

Emily Hanes, Calvin Hanson, Kiana Lloyd and Hunter Reverman Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to announce thesis exhibitions by four Senior Art majors: Emily Hanes; Ceramics, Calvin Hanson; Fibers/Sculpture, Kiana Lloyd; Painting/Mixed Media, and Hunter Reverman; Graphic Design. The exhibitions will be displayed from December 6-20, 2019.

Emily Hanes presents, Function and Form: kitchenware for everyday life and life’s celebrations. Her ceramic work features two kitchenware lines complete with dinnerware, serving dishes, and kitchen essentials. Emily’s show is based upon the kitchen playing an important role in her childhood, and also highlights the transitions in her life. Her celebration line is festive and perfect for all of life’s celebrations. Emily’s show will be displayed as if it were a small shop. She continues to develop her pottery business, EAH Studio Co. 

Calvin Hanson presents, Anima & Animus: Two Facets of Humanity, a series of sculpture and woven art. The artist states “Conceptually, I want my thesis to cover the topics of human-human and human-nature interaction from a sustainability and ethics standpoint. How humans view time and place, actions and consequences, and the value of life versus power. The main themes are human greed and the rejection of an inconvenient reality. I encourage viewers to ultimately value life over power.”

Kiana Lloyd will be displaying a series of paintings and mixed media works titled, Unveiling Vulnerability: The Act of Healing. Her work focuses on coping with past trauma and the process of showing the vulnerability of the self. Kiana’s work is both figurative and abstract in her themes of exposure in women and nature as an intimate conversation of the self. 

Hunter Reverman presents, WAR – What Is It Good For? His exhibition features historical insight and thought about the Vietnam war and the music that surrounded the American public at that time, as well as a combination of print and experiential design. Reverman’s work aims to capture emotion and thought about what each of the songs portrayed demonstrated at that time, encouraging the viewer to examine the body of work while listening to the song, not just hearing it. 

Please join us for the artists' reception on Friday, December 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Xavier University Art Galleries.