On view August 31, 2021– September 30, 2021
Cal Lutheran presents Passionate Perspectives, a collection of artwork from the Art Department’s senior class of 2020. In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly interrupted campus life, including plans for the graduating class’ presentation. While virtual exhibits were created, they are no substitution for seeing the work in person. Some works have been edited since their creation at Cal Lutheran, and others are completely new. Despite alumni moving away or abroad, being admitted to graduate programs, or starting careers, these young artists have returned to campus to mount the show that was intended for them a full year ago. This exhibit explores the artists’ passion for environmental, political, cultural, or emotional subject matter. Each artist contributes a unique perspective through the lens of life experiences and views of current events through traditional and digital media. Artists include Karlie Anderson, Kori Hess, Bailey Huerta, Dani Iribe, Sebastian Montoya Vega, Thor Nualsumlee, Kaylee Reel, Mona Saii, Natalie Tseng, and Jessi van der Laan. The virtual exhibits are available here.
Karlie Anderson is a representational oil painter who creates confrontational compositions to explore societal injustices. Kori Hess seeks to enchant, mystify, and incite emotion through her work. Bailey Huerta depicts the love for her family and hometown, Fillmore, through her digital and traditional paintings. Danielle Iribe presents cultural concerns through traditional low-brow painting and satirical imagery. Sebastian Montoya, a Peruvian artist, displays his admiration for his culture through his art. Kaylee Reel specializes in watercolor painting with an emphasis in color, line, and creation as a vehicle of expression. Mona Saii seeks to portray the richness and depth of the human experience through visual storytelling and fantastical imagery. Natalie Tseng paints enlightening imagery to express the hidden positivity of life. Canadian artist Jessica Van der Laan uses art as an emotional outlet through various painting and printmaking techniques.
Come in person to celebrate these amazing artists and young alumni, whose senior year was cut short by the pandemic.
COVID-19 Attendance Information:
All visitors to indoor spaces must be vaccinated (an exception is made for children under 12 years). Everyone indoors must wear a mask. There will be standing tables set up outside the gallery in the stadium rotunda. Visitors who are not vaccinated (and not under 12) can be in outdoor spaces and must wear a mask. All guests must fill out a Daily Health Check Form before entering the gallery.
Image Credits (From top left to bottom right): Jessi van der Laan, Karlie Anderson, Thor Nualsumlee, Kori Hess, Kaylee Reel, Bailey Huerta, Natalie Tseng, Sebastian Montoya Vega, Mona Saii, and Dani Iribe.