Malediction by Nicole Santoyo opens in the Trahern Gallery June 22 from 6 to 8 pm.
Nicole was a student in Professor Paul Collins’s Special Topics Class, Introduction to Drawn Environments during Maymester 2012 and has transformed the Trahern Gallery in to one large environmental drawing.
From her artist statement:
“The choice of materials was meant to invoke a peculiar grungy plainness, one that is not quite like an urban environment, but evocative of a similar atmosphere. The walls of the gallery are covered in expressive marks and words, the very essence of graffiti, and a marker of human presence, as are the various human artifacts. In the process of brainstorming, I thought not only of the way of life that persists in the city, but the crime and suffering, which I worked into my composition in ways that are both subtle and overt. ”
Check out some pictures from Nicole’s incredible project.