'Augmented Perspectives’ in Bates Gallery

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 4:05 PM
'Augmented Perspectives’ in Bates Gallery by Anna Ashcraft
Photos: Anna Ashcraft

“Augmented Perspectives”— recently on display in the Bates Gallery — featured oil paintings by Jacque White, Maggie Myers and Brooke Ebeling.

Ebeling, a senior art student at Edinboro, said the theme of the show is “space.”

“Everyone in the show handled the space in the composition a little differently,” she said.

Ebeling creates textured landscapes, using oil on canvas, by first painting a landscape, enlarging, then flattening it, creating an almost “puzzle” like effect.

“For mine, I like the big paintings, because you can actually see them from the hallway. Then you get closer and you realize there’s a lot of texture and stuff,” she said. “From far away they just look like shapes, then you get really close and you see the thick paint, stuff like that.”

Myers paints oil on a panel to create pictures of familiar items like pizza and pool balls, along with a self-portrait painted on a mirror. White creates paintings of clouds on a panel using different thicknesses of paint to create texture. She paints an array of “screenshots to memories I’ve had personally,” ranging from a colorful sunset to bright white cumulus clouds.

“I think if you’re afraid of not having enough [art work for a show], don’t let that stop you. You can do it with more than one person. You’d be surprised how easy it is to fill up the wall space once you lay out all your paintings,” said Ebeling. “It is scary. I didn’t want to do it. I was kind of coaxed into it. Once you do it, it’s like ‘yeah, everyone should be doing it.’ It’s nice. It’s exciting to see your stuff on the wall.”

EU students from the art department are eligible to apply for a spot in the Bates Gallery, run by the Student Art League. Any student wishing to have their work displayed can fill out an application form the semester before their intended show.

Bates Gallery features weekly exhibitions and is located in Loveland Hall. It is open Tuesday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Anna Ashcraft can be reached at ae.spectator@gmail.com. 

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