The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery proudly presents: The First Annual Advanced Studio Art Exhibition, featuring work by Olivia Husak ’17 and Victoria Imbriano ’17.
Students in the Advanced Studio Art course have been actively developing a thesis body of artwork that will be presented to the Derryfield community on May 31. The culminating work of the year, students were asked to present a meaningful and fully developed thesis body of artwork, reflecting an advanced knowledge of visual arts in an area of their chosen interest. This work demonstrates the creativity, ingenuity, and self-expression developed over the year following experimentation, collaboration, discussion, and artist research.
“Since the dawn of time, man and nature have been interwoven. On the doorstep of an increasingly technological age, it is important to remember the vitality nature brings to human life.” Olivia Husak ’17 has dedicated her thesis body to conveying the interlaced connection between humans and nature. Through detailed work with marker, Olivia illustrates the relationship by connecting aspects of each in innovative ways. “It is necessary to recognize that we stem from nature, and there is no definitive line from where nature ends and we begin.” Olivia’s artwork features a range of pieces detailing this connection, from the new life of a foetus twisted in a fiddlehead, to human and plant function of human muscle anatomy on the stamen of lilies. Each of these pieces is done with detailed precision through Copic markers and special blending paper. The exhibition will feature all of her original artwork from her thesis body, Human Nature.
Victoria Imbriano ’17 has a desire to create and illustrate stories. She is inspired by the creativity and imagination present in fantasy novels, and is particularly drawn to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. Victoria notes, “The books I have read in the past give me light to create my own [comics], and allows me to explore what I am capable of as an artist.” Her thesis work, a 45 page comic book, is the first in her Celestials series. This action packed adventure tells the story of a girl navigating her way through a mysterious world. The comic dives into cultures in different ways and nods to various mythologies and religions. Victoria first drafted her work with pencil in a sketchbook, then translated her ideas digitally using a Wacom tablet and the Apple Sketchbook App. This exhibition will feature printed copies of her comic book, as well as character profile posters made in graphite and watercolor.
A reception for the artists, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Come celebrate these students’ accomplishments!
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.