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Senior Thesis Exhibition 2013


featuring the work of
Paul Michael Brown
Rachel Kimbrough
Meredith Mullican
Katelynn Ralston
Emily Shirley
Amanda Skinner

APRIL 4 - APRIL 19, 2013 
The gallery is open 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19

The Senior Thesis Exhibition is the culminating event for Transylvania University studio art majors who showcase their work in this 12-day exhibition. Working in a wide range of media, the six studio art majors decided to pair their work according to theme, thus the three exhibition subtitles: design, displace, and daddy issues.

Mullican and Skinner created work concerned with design, specifically the process involved in interior design and environmentally and socially sustainable architecture. Kimbrough and Shirley address the social issues of introverted personality and consumption of idealized feminine youth through notions of displacement. Brown and Ralston elaborate on the complexities of queerness, in both the private and the political, while playing with emotional distance or 'daddy issues'.

Reception for the Artists: Thur., April 4, 5-8 p.m.
Senior Presentations: Tues., April 9, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop: Fri., April 19, 5-8 p.m.




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Paul Michael Brown was born in Owensboro, KY. His work deals with queasiness brought upon by sights meant to be hidden, smells without obvious source, and the taste of salty coffee on April fool's day. Damn kids.    
Rachel Kimbrough, who will also earn a minor in Art History,grew up in Florida and then moved to Kentucky in 2008. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy at Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts.  An active member of the Transylvania Student Art League, Rachel is currently interning at the Lexington Art League.  
Meredith Mullican was raised in Owensboro, KY and is a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School. In addition to her studio art major, she is completing an art history minor. After graduation she hopes to attend the University of Kentucky, College of Design and pursue a career in the field of interior design.  
Born in Southern Tennessee, Katelynn Ralston moved to Lexington to attend Transylvania, where she quickly declared her Studio Art major, focusing first on photography and then ceramic sculpture as her designated media to explore issues of gender, sexuality and identity. Her future projects include collaborations with fellow artists and Transylvania professors exploring queerness and French Medieval literature.   
Emily Shirley is from Harrodsburg, KY. Focusing on painting, drawing, and mixed-media, her work explores sensory perceptions.In her time at Transylvania, she has studied abroad in Ireland and Italy. After graduation she will be attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky.  
  After college, Amanda Skinner intends to utilize her major and double minors in art history and psychology in pursuit of a career in sustainability and design. Her interests lie in sustainable architecture and the importance of using materials from the local environment. She aspires to take these interests and apply them to projects based in third world and developing countries.

For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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