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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

THE JUSTICE

THE JUSTICE

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

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WALTHAM WAY: Hannah Chalew ’09 wrote that her painting ‘Body Shop’ reflects the experience of spending time on a local street corner.

Creative Theses

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PAINFUL PORTRAITS: Nichole Speciale ’09 presented ‘Blind the Miniseries.’

Senior Studio Art majors end the year By ANDREA FINEMAN JUSTICE EDITOR

Tucked away in a studio building on Prospect Street, a group of Brandeis seniors undertook creative projects while the rest of us wrote papers and studied for exams. Senior Studio Art majors, whose work is currently on display in Spingold’s Dreitzer Gallery, explored their diverse creative impulses in a cullection of paintings and sculptures. Like many Brandeis students, a number of these graduating artists combine their interest in art with a second major. Ariella Silverstein-Tapp ’09, also an Education Studies major, will teach in Philadelphia next year with the national teacher corps Teach For America. In an interview with the Justice, Nikita Beni-

aminov ’09 similarly said, “I am hoping to get a job with [civic service organization] AmeriCorps, teaching art classes. Later on I will probably go to grad school, but I have yet to decide which field I’d like to study more.” Danielle Garfinkel ’09, also a Health: Science, Society and Policy major, said, “I know that I can’t stay away from art. I hope to integrate my two passions of health and art and through this continue to use art as a way to increase social awareness. My Fine Arts degree has provided me with a groundwork of skills that I plan to keep developing and exploring throughout my life.” Though the artists’ interests range from portraiture to installation to abstraction, all of the artists’ statements drawn up for this exhibition were highly

erudite and well-prepared. Said Hannah Chalew ’09 of her wide-angle views of Waltham’s streets: “In my work, I construct landscapes based on the real world that give the viewer the experience of being in these spaces, manipulating the way we view the environment by altering conventional perspective and combining disparate scenes to create new, reconstructed landscapes. In many ways, my perception of the world, through the filter of a painting, is more real than a photograph.” Though most of Brandeis’ painters and scultors graduating this year won’t enroll in Master of Fine Arts studio programs in the fall to embark on strictly artistic careers, their artistic training at Brandeis will certainly have a lasting effect on their adult lives.

JULIAN AGIN-LIEBES/the Justice

JULIAN AGIN-LIEBES/the Justice

CHAOTIC COLORS: As part of the exhibit of creative theses by graduating Studio Art majors currently on display in Spingold’s Dreitzer Gallery, Danielle Friedman ’09 presented her painting ‘Bike Love.’

MODERN MYTH: Julia Sferlazzo ’09 updated ancient mythology with ‘Flora.’

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ART TRAP: Amanda Millet-Sorsa ’09 exposes the ‘Illusion of Painting.’

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DIXIE DREAMING: Jennaleigh Rosenbloom ’09 imagined a Southern scene in her painting ‘Kerosene.’

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URBAN STUDY: Ariella Silverstein-Tapp ’09 explored class and race relations in her work ‘dis Location.’

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MUSIC MAN: Ariella Silverstein-Tapp ’09 depicts a patriotic ‘Trumpeter.’

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CHAMBER MAID: A woman sits in a bleak room in ‘In Sickness in Health’ by Ernest-Leon Paulin ’09.

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