“Dichotomy,” an exhibition that explores the central theme of duality and features artwork by Frostburg State University seniors Ashley Andersen, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Adrian Boyer, Joshua Hacker and Roy DeVore, will be on display from April 25 through April 29 in the Stephanie Ann Roper Fine Arts Gallery on the FSU campus. An opening reception for “Dichotomy” will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.
Andersen, a graduate of Westmar High School, has a dual focus in illustration and graphic design and a minor in art history. She is also a creative writer. Andersen combines all three disciplines into unique and suggestive “broadsides” featuring her own personal poetry and those of other writers. Her talents also include strong black and white design and oil painting.
O'Sullivan will graduate with a dual focus in painting and illustration. The exhibition includes many works from her growing illustration portfolio. Her most recent series features morbid representations of the human body done in ink and watercolor. It is a contrasting mix of subtle soft color and harsh depictions of self image.
Hacker prefers abstraction to strict realism. He believes in art’s ability to teach empathy, respect and to broaden perceptions. Hacker is focusing on painting and sculpture; his style varies from more organic abstraction to a very geometric technique influenced by the work of M.C. Escher.
Boyer has a focus in painting, illustration and graphic design. He has spent many hours reading comic books and watching cartoons and horror movies. Their vivid and detailed illustrations serve as a catalyst for his unique style.
DeVore will graduate with a dual focus in illustration and painting and believes in working toward the perfection of technique. He uses traditional European painting techniques to convey Eastern philosophical ideals, and ranges from Rembrandt-like portraiture to industrial-style illustration.
Artworks featured in “Dichotomy” will be available for purchase from the artists throughout the duration of the exhibition.
The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery has free admission and is open to the public Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the show, please contact FSU Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.
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