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April 29, 2024

Art department presents Bachelor of Fine Arts senior exhibition

Submitted by Jessica Buckman

The Kansas State University art department will present the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition of the spring semester featuring seniors Katie Horner, Brecken Kooser, Sarah Troub, Logan Webb and Aja Wong.

The artists will showcase an exhibition of their undergraduate artwork from April 29 through May 10 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery on first floor of Willard Hall. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please attend the reception with the artists from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

Horner is a ceramicist from Overland Park. She is dual major, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentration in studio art with a focus in ceramics and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Horner hand-builds organically shaped sculptures that the viewer can see through. Horner said, "My sources of inspiration can be found in my work in the form or in the color." Horner's sculptures depict abstractions of prominent things throughout her life.

Kooser, a metalsmith from Derby, creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from different techniques and metals. His fine detail in his work stands out, from his interesting pendant pieces to his special rings. Kooser said, "Every piece expresses my emotion in sports through color and unique forms." His work reveals his love and interest in sports through special techniques like soldering, enameling and champlevé, creating fascinating sport team logos.

Troub of Omaha, Nebraska, makes colorful multimedia work using a combination of drawing, printmaking and collage techniques. Her work covers topics such as girlhood, mental health and pop culture. Nicknamed cheekily as "sparkly brain vomit," her work has a chaotic energy apparent in the content, color, composition and linework that reflects a wild imagination, vivid dreams and intrusive thoughts.

Webb is a photographer from Olathe. She will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and a certificate in film studies. Webb enjoys experimenting with alternative processes in photography and uses them to add to the meaning of her work. Her images compare the past and present, expressing that with inkjet prints and salt prints.

Wong is a photographer from Olathe who uses digital, film and alternative forms of photography. She creates images that explore the different aspects of her identity. Her images are driven by her curiosity, searching for fragments of herself.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to more than 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The art department hosts Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology-friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist Lecture program.