MFA Thesis Show “Nexus of 12” at the Steinberg Museum (April 11, 2016-May 6, 2016)
Official website for Nexus of 12
Come see the MFA Thesis Show titled “Nexus 0f 12” which will be featuring 12 graduating MFA students here at LIU Post . This is LIU’s most interesting and will rounded exhibitions, featuring local and international artists. Works shown range in all types of techniques, styles, and cultural traditions in the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and animation.
This show features artists, Chris Ann Ambery, Sohee Conover, Nickolas Frizalone, Carrie-Anne Gonzalez, Yuheng Hou, Candice Licalzi, Juan Lopez, Suzi Pastorelli, Ashley Schriefer, Chelsea Soldner, Yuan Yin, and Tingting Zhang.
Please join us for food and drink at the reception of Nexus of 12 on Wednesday April 13th from 5pm-8pm.
Famous sculptor and abstract painter Sharon Louden visits LIU Post giving an exclusive two hour lecture. Louden describes her life story as an artist as well as her hardships, such as paying for college, financially supporting yourself as an artist and how to inspire one another through your art. Her lecture was one of the most attended events, encouraging young art students of any craft to fight for their dreams and do what they love.
Gaming student Eric Guadara teamed up with Sculpture Professor Winn Rea to bring his game, Highlander, to life. Eric wanted to transform his cardboard prototype to a fully realized production standard game for his exhibit at Metatopia 2015, the New Jersey Gaming Expo in November 2015.
Guadara found the solution in 3D printing. Using digital modeling programs he engineered three-dimensional components, ran test prints with the help of Prof. Rea on the Art Department uPrint SE 3D printer, and adjusted parameters so that pieces fit together three-dimensionally as well as worked ergonomically.
The process of visualizing, modeling, testing, and perfecting his game components using 3D printing will elevate Guadara’s game head and shoulders above the competition at the Metatopia Game Expo. Now all that remains is to see how discerning gamers rate his game–Good luck, Eric!
Visiting Artists Leon Reid IV and Ryan Seslow taught latex mold-making and Rockite casting skills to students in Prof. Winn Rea’s sculpture classes in October. Students were invited to collaborate with the artists by installing their multiple cast results in an upcoming public art installation at the Steinberg Museum of Art.