Senior Thesis Art Exhibitions by Emily Berg, Elizabeth Guilford, Erin Rust, Corey Savoie

Artists' Reception: Friday, March 30 6:00-8:00 pm | March 22, 2012

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present thesis exhibitions by four senior art majors:  Emily Berg, Graphic Design and Photography; Elizabeth Guilford, Painting; Erin Rust, Graphic Design, and Corey Savoie, Printmaking.


Emily Berg presents Colors From the Past to Present. Ms. Berg’s graphic design work features a timeline of the histories of various colors while exploring the rich past of the world of color. Results are included from a current survey on modern associations of color. Her photography features individual portraits that compare different feelings the viewer experiences when each image is created in different colors.


Elizabeth Guilford presents A Journey Toward Knowledge - a series of oil paintings intended to be an allegorical story about an individual’s search for knowledge. Ms. Guilford’s body of work depicts the steps taken when attempting to gain new knowledge, illustrated through a fictional narrative. Her inspiration is largely based on Plato’s writings, specifically from his “Alcibiades.”


Erin Rust presents two series of posters: Conformation and Movement of the American Quarter Horse. The first series examines the conformation and movement through the western discipline and the second series examines the movement and conformation through the English discipline. Viewers can compare the difference between the two, both in movement and the overall look of the horse, as well as depicting just how versatile the Quarter Horse truly is. Each poster shows one specific gait (for example, the walk, trot, canter, etc.) and diagrams how the breed standard and the discipline standard appear in each gait. The conformation poster, for both the western and English horses, diagrams how the breed standard and discipline standard affects the movement of a horse.


Corey Savoie’s prints and drawings Society Through Obsession address issues that have arisen in this age of mass communication and easily attainable technologies, such as computers and other hand held electronics. These objects and concepts have drawn us in so far that we are no longer the user, but instead the used. The phones in our hands control us, as does the advertisements and media in the world around us, to the point that many things in our lives have become obsessions instead of merely something to aid us in our day-to-day lives.


Please join us for the artists’ reception on Friday, March 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Enjoy the art and refreshments and meet the artists.