Two Columns Presents the thesis show of Fine Art majors Maurice Mullinax, Stephanie Kroth, Jackson Ray Petty, Miguel Diaz III and Jose Carlos Zavarse Pinto. Curb Appeal explores the theme of coded experience through introspection. Whether the experience is fabricated or not, it is evident that all of the artists strive to observe an unfamiliar consciousness or authentic perspective that may help create a better understanding for both the artist and viewer. In a show such as Curb Appeal several similarities in artistic intentions are pursued while allowing each artist to continue pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium.
Maurice strives to explore the recreation of his identity and subsequent evolution to that of a studio artist. His works draw attention to the solitary existence of the artist that and how he maintains a balanced connection with our counterparts. Miguel Diaz explores an artificial experience under the guise of Trigga Miggz. The paintings and prints of Trigga Miggz are exaggerated in content while still relating to the disconnection between users and their portrayed self in social media.
Artist Stephanie Kroth, depicts important moments of personal history by visually defining them through documenting structural and organic landscapes. Her recent works are derived from the idea of being perceptive of everyday structure that visually aids to an idea of mental mind mapping that define her current environment.
Jackson Ray Petty’s paintings explore intention through reflexivity by depicting the plan as well as the execution. Through specific focus on figure-ground relationships and material consideration, Jackson questions the relative authenticity of experience.
Jose Carlos Zavarse Pinto’s work stems from the meeting place between observation and contemplation. Both of them share a space in which selective abstraction of observed scenes are then translated into timeless moments through the incorporation of color.
The exhibition will be open from February 23rd to February 27th with the closing reception on Friday, February 27th from 6 pm to 9 pm.