Exhibit showcases work of six art graduates

May 26, 2009 | Arts, UToday



The 2009 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition features works by six recent art graduates in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on the UT Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

Works by, from left, recent graduates Shannon Huffman, Helen Grubb, Andrea Carnick, Courtney Macklin, Britney McIntyre and Chelsea Younkman are featured in the 2009 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition.

Works by, from left, recent graduates Shannon Huffman, Helen Grubb, Andrea Carnick, Courtney Macklin, Britney McIntyre and Chelsea Younkman are featured in the 2009 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition.

The artists present diverse styles of work.

Andrea Carnick has created strong, sculptural paintings that convey her emotional response to memories of her childhood town in England.

Shannon Huffman constructs elegantly complex string pieces that illuminate an inner dialogue.

The photographs of Courtney Macklin establish mood through her mysterious documentary self-portraits.

Britney McIntire presents colorful, mixed-media paintings based on snippets of “out of context” formal and informal conversations.

Elevating a state of chaos to an artistic dialogue, Helen Grubb creates “messes” that reflect upon human quirks.

Chelsea Younkman establishes a powerful presence in the gallery with her clear-eyed, monochromatic portraits of friends reflecting the dynamic relationships they share.

“These talented young women have successfully completed their studies and numerous grueling critiques leading to this group exhibition,” said Debra Davis, professor and chair of art. “We applaud them for their accomplishments and wish them continued success.”

The free, public exhibit will be on display through Sunday, June 7. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call the UT Department of Art at 419.530.8300 or go to www.utoledo.edu/as/art.