Wednesday, September 27, 2023

W&M Art Students Display Senior Capstone Work at Linda Matney Gallery

W&M’s Studio Art Senior Capstone Show at the Linda Matney Gallery features work from art majors, including this painting by Jarvis Hua. (Courtesy of John Lee Matney)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary (W&M) art students’ work is now on display at the Linda Matney Gallery for this spring’s Studio Art Senior Capstone Show.

The Linda Matney Gallery, located at 5435 Richmond Rd., Suite A, in Williamsburg, develops thematic group shows and collaborative art projects with local artists as well as artists from all over.

The current Linda Matney Gallery exhibition features art work from W&M senior art majors and features a diverse investigation into the foundational and observational practices of art making, Associate Professor of Art from W&M’s Department of Art & Art History Nicole Santiago said.

“In many of the works, one finds a sort of conceptual challenge that often raises more questions than answers—asking the viewer to dig deeper,” Santiago said.

From now through March 27, the public can view the work of Khadija Bea, Isabelle Gareis, Carter Helmandollar, Avery Hines, Jarvis Hua, Litzy Morales, Laura Reitze, Martha Rose, Angel Valdez-Machicado and Jieru Zhang.

Gallery owner and curator John Lee Matney is available in person or by Zoom to discuss the exhibition by appointment or during the gallery’s hours.

“I am excited to see how the students will engage with our patrons and collectors via these works, and their other efforts toward the exhibition,” Matney said. “We plan to have additional events at the gallery and special presentations for the public art collectors, patrons, and students.”

The senior showcase features a diversity of art styles, including mixed media, oil on canvas and charcoal.

“This show has been a pivotal experience for many of the students,” Santiago said. “Beyond the excitement of showing in a commercial gallery, they have also garnered a competency with essential exhibiting skills: framing, presentation, installation, and publicity.”

The exhibition is open to the public through March 27.

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