Four UA BFA Majors Display Work
2019 Apr 3
The University of Alabama's department of art and art history presents a group exhibition by four BFA candidates: Samantha Joslin, Jonathan Lanier, Caroline Rothschild and Dana Tokarzewski.
The quartet will display their work April 16-23 in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on UA campus. A reception for the artists will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the gallery.
The BFA is the professional degree for artists with a focused program of study in visual art. These students have completed intensive research in a primary and secondary concentration in art.
Lanier's concentrations are in sculpture and ceramics. Since 2016, he has won several scholarship awards including the Farley Moody Galbraith Scholarship, Windgate Charitable Fund - Studio Arts, and the Paul R. Jones Endowed Scholarship. Lanier will also hold a solo exhibition of his work at Harrison Galleries in Tuscaloosa in May.
Joslin's concentrations are in ceramics and sculpture. Her current body of work has come out of studio research that focuses on the exploration of forms, surfaces and interactions among different media. Joslin has won numerous scholarships and awards, including a UA Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity grant in spring 2019. She will exhibit her sculpture in a solo exhibition at Harrison Galleries in April. Joslin plans to continue her studies in a post-baccalaureate program that combines her ceramics and sculpture work.
Rothschild's concentrations are in drawing and painting.
Tokarzewski's concentrations are in digital media and photography.
This group of BFA majors have approached their work from diverse viewpoints - from a focus on abstract form, to creating work that expresses the tensions of the outer world and nature, embodied in the inner conflicts common to all humans. The artists employ a variety of media to carry these ideas into physical form, using cast bronze, digital media, clay, wood, foam, paint, graphite, and photography.