Art education major Jolie Duhon’s exhibit focusing on older art forms opened on Nov. 18.
The student exhibit is located in the Brindle Gallery in Huber Art Center.
Duhon’s artwork is a mixture of collages with encaustic painting. All of the artwork in the exhibit was created within the last five months.
She was inspired by the pattern and decoration movement in the 1970s and early 1980s and the feminism that was involved during that time period. The reviving of this interest in patterns blurred the line that separated the difference between art and design.
Duhon is interested in renewing or reinventing older illustrations. “I wanted this work to be beautiful, to visually function and to simply exist as an aesthetically pleasing object,” Duhon said.
All of the artwork is to look interesting and artistic. The clippings from newspapers that are used in the collages are from newspapers from 1900-1920.
The colors, pictures and paper in these collages were chosen because she liked the way they looked transposed together.
Duhon is a senior and is an art education major. She is thankful to the Richard S. Hosfeld Memorial Scholarship, Dora Addams Scholarship and the Shippensburg University College Club Scholarship, which helped to allow her to attend college. All of these scholarships were based on art ability and academics.
The exhibit will be open from Nov. 18 through Dec. 5. It will be located in Room 213. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be another student exhibit opens in the Brindle Gallery on Dec. 9.
A senior exhibition will be going on display in the Kauffman Gallery before the end of the semester as well. This artwork will be selected by the faculty and will include a variety of media.