Transformations: Visual Explorations in Painting, Graphic Design, and Photography

by News Release | Nov 22, 2017

A group art exhibit coming to Marian University

Senior Show Image Fall 2017[6]The Department Visual and Creative Arts presents, Transformations: Visual Explorations in Painting, Graphic Design, and Photography featuring artwork created by Kristen Besinger, Patrick Gordon, and Dhane Thomas will be on display in the Marian University Art Gallery located in the Evans Center. The exhibition will take place from November 20 - December 15, 2017. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition and the reception are generously funded by the Talbot Street Art Fair Grant and are free and open to the public.

Each senior exhibitor explores the theme of transformation using different media including painting, photography, and graphic design. Kristen Besinger, an art therapy major from Greenfield, Indiana uses non-traditional media such as lipstick, nylon, acrylic paint, water, and oil in her artwork to explores themes of transformation and self-identity. Patrick Gordon, a timelapse photographer from Indianapolis, uses photography to create timelapses that highlight the overlooked transformations of the world. Gordons’ videos capture the nuances of change over time in subjects ranging from Indiana’s rivers to star systems in the sky. Dhane Thomas, an Indianapolis graphic designer employs graphic design as a vehicle for communicating visual identities and brands. Thomas’ goal is to create a visual logo that transforms a client’s mission into an authentic visual brand.   

The Marian University Art Gallery (Evans Center) is located on the north end of the second floor of the Michael Evans Center for Health Sciences on the Marian University campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.  Please contact Gallery Director Crystal Vicars-Pugh at or 317.955.6665 for additional information.



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