Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

Wanderlust: 2010 A&D Senior Show

April 16 - May 1, 2010

Wanderlust: the 2010 Senior Show

Culminating projects by the School’s graduating seniors, including film, installation, traditional and new media. Encompassing all of the School’s exhibition venues, the show also features a number of off-site exhibition locations.

Click here to view a list of all exhibiting students, with links to their websites, information about their work and exhibition locations.

Check out our PLAY feature story that profiles four A&D Seniors working on their Integrative Projects in the weeks leading up to the end of the semester.

Robbins Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Slusser Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Work • Ann Arbor, 306 S. State St.
Work • Detroit, 3663 Woodward, Detroit

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Images from exhibition openings over the April 16 - 17 weekend.


 


Special Events

APRIL 15

The A&D Senior Show Screening: Time-Based work

Work by Anna McAlpine, Katie Wahl, Meg Flood, Jonathan Yukman-Li, , Michelle Folkman, Mallory Burgess, Shannon Mash, Kelly Gallagher, Pat Connor , Alex Friend, Walter Lowe, Olivia Su, Victor Uhal, Amy Zhong.

Michigan Theater
Screening: April 15, 4 - 5:30 pm

 


APRIL 16

The A&D Senior Show: Performance Pieces

Work by June Saito, Laura Pazuchowski and Kaitlin Shulman.

Duderstadt Video Performance Studio
Performance: April 16, 8:30 pm

 


Off-Site Exhibitions

April 2 - 8

Wanderlust
Femme Connection

Undergraduate Marie King exhibits photographs and collages that show women in a variety of settings with diverse interpretations.

Shaut Cabaret, 315 Braun Court, Ann Arbor
April 2 - April 8
Opening Reception: April 3, 8 pm

 


April 15

ArtPlusWork
Art Plus Work

Thesis exhibition by Jeremy Daly and Doug Galante. Sculpture and installation work in which cyclical movement combines with space and time to show multi-faceted views into the past and present.

ART + WORK, 115 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor
April 15, 6 pm - 1 am

 


APRIL 17

Ukra'jina: A Dictionary for a Diaspora
The A&D Senior Show: Reading: Dmytri Hryciw

A reading of excerpts and projection of images from Dmytri Hryciw’s book "Ukra'jina: A Dictionary for a Diaspora"

Michigan League, 3rd floor, Koessler Room
Reading: April 17, 8 pm

 


April 17 - May 1

Butter
Butter

With work by Jack Carder, Erica Fink, Christine Hucal, Emily Repp, Sarah Jones, Evan Mclaughlin, Kevin McKay, Chelsea Neman, Kelsey Schultis, Matt Sanger.

'forth from its hinges (warehouse), 3770 Airport Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor
April 17 — May 1 (by appointment)
Opening Reception: April 17, 7 - 10 pm
Bus will run as a shuttle to and from Work•Ann Arbor from 7:30 until 10:30 PM

 


April 17 - April 24

madefromscratch
made from scratch

With work by Jenna Lyn Utter, Katie Shulman, and Ashley Elander.

Spare House, 213 E Kingsley Street, Ann Arbor
April 17 - April 24
April 17 - 24, Hours: 2 to 7pm or by appointment
Opening Reception: April 17, 5 - 9 pm

 


 

Exhibiting Students

 

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Karin Alpert

Imprisoned in the Land of the Free: with my artwork I am bringing the issues behind the ongoing cycle of crime and mass incarceration to the forefront.  Through printmaking I appropriate the style of propaganda war posters to critique the prison system.  Printmaking allows me to bring my point of view on this critical issue out of the studio and into the streets. 

http://www.artistsites.org/KarinAlpert/

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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J.W. Arnold

Origins of a Species is a board game based on the human origins debate. 

http://originsofaspecies.carbonmade.com

SLUSSER


 

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Mariel Black

My project is an exploration of bisexual, pagan, and women's issues, as well as a lampooning of mainstream comic books (such as Marvel or DC comics) via my own version of the typical super-hero comic.

http://www.comicpixie.weebly.com

ROBBINS


 

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Rachel Boswell

Rock Me
Through ecologically sustainable public design, I am forging community connections and meaningful relationships with the environment and between people in order to reach my ultimate goals of cultural sustainability and happiness.

http://rachelcboswell.weebly.com

SLUSSER


 

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Katie Brooks

This jewelry series contains materials that show the interaction between the wearer and the jewelry over time and through movement.

http://www.katiebrooks.weebly.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Olivia Browne

Inspired by the objects in our lives, what we carry was created to help us each take a moment to pause and reflect on the meaning of our own objects and the ways in which they connect us to others.

http://thethingswecarry.net

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Sharon Brzezinski

Posters depicting my personal family history, from distinct locations and time periods, as an example of how cultures mix and how they differ.

http://www.umich.edu/~sharbrz/portfolio

ROBBINS


 

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Mallory Burgess

My project is entitled "Progess." In it, I am explore the pure beauty of nature by creating an animation that simulates nature at work using digital compositing of video and 3D animation. The technique of compositing 3d vines with a real life urban environment has allowed me to capture a whimsical moment of my imagination in a temporary escape from the world.

http://www.umich.edu/~malibu/MalloryBurgess

SCREENING


 

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Kent Caldwell

Sentence: The Last Light is an entirely visual narrative told through a series of sequential, miniature dioramas. The story follows a young boy as he journeys through an allegorical "Otherworld."

http://www.kentcaldwell.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

Erin Campbell


 

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Jack Carder

Excavating hypnagogic architectures in an effort to yoke subject to object.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jcarder

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Earl Carlson

RAUS Collective is a collaborative focused on remixing and reusing any artwork, with a specific emphasis on visual works. We exist completely in the public domain, and everything is copyright free. Use it, abuse it, love it, fuck it.

http://www.TheEarlCarlson.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Emily Cimperman

I explored pastry through the creation of cakes and flowers to represent ideas of movement through growth and the cycle of seasons.

http://ecimp.weebly.com

SLUSSER


 

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Meredith Cole

Some people can escape the madness they create or are submerged in. In Hollow Circus, I have constructed spaces that contain imaginary characters used to represent when I feel dictated, trapped, and swallowed by my own mess. It embodies my own obsessive and overly focused artistic process.

http://www.merecole.carbonmade.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Joseph P. Connor

Recording a Gap: An experimental documentary about students who are able to overcome hardship.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pconnor/index.html

SCREENING


 

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Emily M. Cromwell

Fibers and textile techinques in precious metal jewelry, specifying this series on the necklace.

http://www.emiweec.weebly.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Jeremy Daly

113.5 west liberty
April 15 Thursday
6pm - 1am

http://jeremydaly.blogspot.com/

'ART + WORK' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Liz Davenport

Intermission: A Lydia Lloyd Comic

http://lizjdavenport.com

ROBBINS


 

Jack Doehring

SLUSSER


 

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Caitlin Dronen

I'm a voyeur. I have filled books just describing people; their behavior, their physical attributes, and bits and pieces of their conversations. My artistic process begins with recontextualizing these moments by collaging with image, creating new characters and environments and with text, creating poem-like narratives.

http://cadronen.tk/

http://vondronen.blogspot.com/

ROBBINS


 

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Ashley Elander

My project depicts the struggle of fitting into everyday life through a series of situational drawings.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~aelander/

ROBBINS
'MADE FROM SCRATCH' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Jaclyn Fidler

No OFFENSE...interpret this however you wish

http://jaclynfidler.weebly.com/

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Christopher Fiore

The Chaos World Caper.  A "choose your own path" graphic adventure exploring the superhero story.  Can you save the world from Chaos?

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~fiorec/fioreportfolio/

SLUSSER


 

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Megan Flood

Since the onset of the recession, homelessness has emerged as a social crisis in our country. My goal is to create awareness of the "new homeless" by sharing one individual's story through photography, design, and sound.

http://livingwithoutdoorknobs.com/

WORK ANN ARBOR
SCREENING


 

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Michelle Folkman

Lacuna is an animated examination of uncertainty. It is based on the short story "The Bath", by Raymond Carver.

http://www.michellefolkman.com

SCREENING


 

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Anna Foster

The culmination of a year of exploration and discovery, this project is an amalgamation of so much that I hold dear. Join me for a cookie, sign the guest book, peruse my books, sit down and chat with me everyday at Work: Ann Arbor from April 16th - 31st

http://anna-foster.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Kimberly Freiburger

ArchFlux Technology is an adjustable arch support system for athletic shoes. It allows the arch support to range from low to high heights.

http://sites.google.com/site/archflux/home

SLUSSER


 

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Alex Friend

Through the use of a 3D scanner a static clay model has become an animated digital model.

http://alfriend.daportfolio.com/

ROBBINS
SCREENING


 

Kelly Gallagher

A documentary on understanding and interpreting bipolar disorder and the effects of a mental illness within a family.

http://www.kellykgallagher.com

SCREENING


 

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Annie Garcia

By attempting to reverse the roles of a traditional locket and make locket forms that are more personal and the contained something universal, I have developed lockets that evoke the use of the olfactory system and take on very personal forms. My lockets directly relate to my memories and contain corresponding scents- something that transports me back to the day of the memory.

http://www.anniegarcia.com

SLUSSER


 

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Carly Grafstein

A creative activity, website, and book intended to help early adolescent girls gain self-esteem. 

http://www.capturingconfidenceproject.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

ELIZABETH GRAMM


 

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Rebecca Halev

I have created two paper-doll scenes that depict a different interior and historical period in my family's history. I have been had a unique opportunity to extensively research these periods of time, various countries and the specific socio-economic status that characterized my family in of each of these eras.

http://www.rebeccathandihalev.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Matt Hallock

This is a visual identity proposal for The Roosevelt Institute, a student group formed in 2006 with the intent of giving students a space to research an issue, write a policy, and attempt to get it implemented through governmental and non-governmental channels.

http://umich.edu/~hallockm/ip/index.html

ROBBINS


 

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Kristen Campbell Hansen

This project involved designing and building a collapsible armchair, without the use of glue or fasteners, that could be easily assembled and disassembled by one user. It is designed for a mobile consumer—someone who may need to easily transport his or her belongings from place to place. While this is a completely collapsible piece of furniture, if offers the user a high level of comfort and stability.

http://campbellhansen.weebly.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Claire Harold

A guide through the United States family-based immigration process.

http://www.accessing-america.us

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Katie Horne

26.2 miles. Training for the Detroit Marathon from the inside out.

http://www.kathrynhorne.com

WORK DETROIT


 

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Dmytri Hryciw

The project "u-kra-'ji-na" acts as a metaphoric dictionary about contemporary Ukraine for the American-Ukrainian diaspora. The final product takes the form of a book and a reading/exhibition. More information at: www.ukrajina.tk

http://dmytri.tk

WORK ANN ARBOR
READING: MICHIGAN LEAGUE


 

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Christine Hucal

Purposely mill around enthusiastically.

http://web.me.com/christinehucal/5stepsoutthedoor

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

Christine Hwang


 

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Julia Jamieson

A visual investigation of interpersonal communication through typography and graphic image. 

http://www.juliajamieson.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Kristina Kassem

Through a series of illustrations, I am portraying my interpretation of hallucinations experienced by women with postpartum psychosis.

http://www.krissperavi.com

ROBBINS


 

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Michael Kent

Milton’s Paradise Lost serves as the spring board to my painting and expressing my own struggle with faith.

http://www.michaeljkent.weebly.com

SLUSSER


 

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Jesse Kidwell

Preventing Medical Error through Patient Education: A Kidney Donation Case Study

http://www.jessekidwell.com/designingforhealthcare

WORK DETROIT


 

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Katharine Kuehl

The Preservation of Memory: A series of handcut paper illustrations depicting childhood memories gathered from interviews — because everyone has a story to tell. 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ktkuehl/

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Ashley Lau

A series of grocery totes inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules.

http://www.ashley-lau.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Eric Lavin

A man of few words.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~caplavin

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Chloe Leavitt

Forget Me Not documents the story of my grandma and her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease through a series of paintings and voice recordings. 

http://www.forgetmenot-ipproject2010.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Andrea J. Lee

Changing perceptions of reality and allowing the viewers' imaginations to weave freely around various planes of dreamscapes.

http://www.wix.com/ajhlee/andrea-j

ROBBINS


 

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Prunae Ellen Lee

An exploration of Korean traditional hair accessories with a modern take through the use of metals and rice paper.

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Kimberly Lennex

"Faith in Type" is a series of students' narratives of faith represented through illustrative typography.

http://portfolios.aiga.org/kimberlylennex

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Jon Li

The Sad Panda Fellowship is an animation divided into three chapters. The story follows Velle as she tries to defy fate and discovers the mysteries behind her immortality. 

http://www.umich.edu/~lijon

SCREENING


 

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Walter Lowe III

Protocol of Person and Social Syntax: Lesson 1 is an animated narrative exploring shifts in personality and the forces that shape our outward appearance.  Are these changes in behavior indicative of, or destructive to our personality and sense of self?

http://umich.edu/~wloweiii

SCREENING


 

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Anna McAlpine

The Two is an animation based on the poem by W.H. Auden. It is about obligation, guilt, and what happens if you avoid your commitments.

http://www.annamcalpine.com

SCREENING


 

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Kevin McKay

amidst the pane, knoll, and shore: a string of oil paintings and cassette recordings. 

http://whennothinghappened.com

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

Lana McKinnon

SLUSSER


 

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TAYLOR MACKENZIE-VEAL

The Pioneer Furniture Series
The Pioneer Series of furniture explores the human experience of casual seating. The designs negotiate between traditional materials and modern manufacturing, between contemporary formal paradigms and future material preservation. My intention throughout is to articulate the intersection of utility, enduring aesthetics, and a pioneering fabrication.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tmcv/

ROBBINS


 

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Evan McLaughlin

My project seeks to explore artistic practice through drawing and painting as historical documentation of cultural trajectories. The work uses geometric form to approach topics of masculinity, the environment, and spirituality in interaction with one another using motifs of urban landscape, environmental landscape, technology, and human anatomy.

http://evanmclaughlin.mosaicglobe.com/

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Shannon Mash

The narrator of this animation is Novellla Jones, a Detroit resident who has lived off Woodward Avenue for over thirty years. As she narrates about her aspirations for Detroit, the broken down and decaying buildings present start to rebuild themselves into new structures. This animation serves as a commentary on how particular residents of Detroit, like Novella Jones, are influencing their city economically, politically, and socially by living out their aspirations; the physical buildings serve as a metaphor for change. Living out her dreams, Novella gives away donated clothing and food, even though she has very little in terms of possessions. Her devotion to the residents of Detroit, along with her specific dream for a shelter building to house homeless residents in, shows her genuine care for her city. This project is not about creating a utopia Detroit, but is meant to showcase real life examples of people who are stirivng for positive change. In having Novella share her dream, this project will hopefully encourage listeners to take action in creating positive change in any place.

http://web.mac.com/shmash/iWeb/Site/Home%20.html

WORK DETROIT
SCREENING


 

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Courtney Michalik

My work, "Everything must go somewhere", is a multi-media installation that incorporates plastic sculpture and digital underwater images.

http://www.courtneymichalikphotography.com

SLUSSER


 

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Alexandra Milidrag

In Bodies and Motion: A hand-bound exploration of the interactions between and among entities, finding their place in the world.

http://inbodiesandmotion.wordpress.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Nae Morris

Porosity is defined as the state of being permeable by air, water, and light. This concept helped to create the holes and voids seen throughout this jewelry series and are designed to play with your eyes by casting shadows and creating reflections in each piece.

http://www.naemorris.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Kate Muelle

Nourishment: a collection of recipes and their stories

http://www.katemuelle.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Amy Nagi

Project description: A graphic novel, titled "A New Storyteller", about the possibilities and tribulations of the fantasy genre.

http://www.umich.edu/~ayan

ROBBINS


 

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Lauren Nordhougen

This collection of illuminated photographs represents the significance of the individual moments that we experience daily and their visual existence in our memories.

http://www.krop.com/laurennordhougen/

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Amanda Olson

I am interested in "language’s impossibly intransitivity, or to [its] desire for meaning, for universality, that animates voices divided by the constraint of a language that is itself, in turn, only one of many."

http://amanda-olson.com/

ROBBINS


 

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Yesung Park

This project is of a series of paintings about some of the relationships that we have developed with dogs and the emotion that comes with it.

http://umich.edu/~xoyesung

SLUSSER


 

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Laura Pazuchowski

Blink if you understand this. 

The unsaid and what it means or doesn't.

http://pazulama.wordpress.com/

PERFORMANCE


 

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Bernadette Preger

Exploring the characteristics of how zoos are made up by embodying animals.

http://www.bernadettepreger.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Emily Rupert

My goal is to design a dining chair that is durable in two senses; durable in terms of the objects relationship to the user, and structurally durable. I hope to achieve emotional durability by combining comfort, function, aesthetics, and environmentally responsible materials into the chair. 

http://erupert.weebly.com/

SLUSSER


 

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June Saito

A series of wearable pieces focusing on dualities between two opposing ideals. Utilizing multimedia, these costumes focus on fashion constraints and fashion history in an engendered society.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~junekou/

PERFORMANCE
WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Matt Sanger

This piece is a large kinetic installation that writes in cursive through mechanical means. It is an exploration of my childhood and how it has and continues to influence my work.

http://www.mattsanger.com

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Anna Schaap

This work deals with the collective, or group, as an entity for thriving outside normative culture. Using an appropriated non-Western aesthetic to segue out of traditional civilization, this work also emphasizes the artist position in romanticizing and empathizing with the 'outsider' construction. To expand on the thematic idea of the collective within the work, the final installation for my piece is photography and film, along with the curation of four other artists work, including prints, collages, and film, into the installation space.

-Anna Schaap (curating in Jason Sudak, Autumn Wetli, Emma Repp, and Jeremy Daly)

http://workbyannaschaap.blogspot.com/

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Kaitlin Shulman

My Integrative Project is a re-imagining of the 21st century's modern woman's "empty" uterus. In this project, modern women are defined as students in a higher educational setting, in their early twenties who are or have been sexually active. Through a multi-media project, which re-structures and re-images the female "vessel" or uterus within women's bodies. I use imagery, research and collective stories to analyze the female form.

http://katieshulman.deluxe.livebooksedu.com/

PERFORMANCE
'MADE FROM SCRATCH' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

Kelsey Shultis

Earch is a series of being-structures, of sculptural paintings that chronicle a search for strength and underlying structure in physical chaos. 

'BUTTER' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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SARAH SIMMONS

My project represents the connection between undergarments and the sociological gender ideals of seven different eras. One must remember women’s history to fully appreciate their strides of progression and celebrate their unmistakable strength.

http://sarahsims.weebly.com

SLUSSER


 

Christian Snyder


 

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Shaylene Spainola

Surreal places where childhood memories collide. 

http://www.shaylenespaniola.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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STEPHANIE STARCH

Urban Gardening Solutions: A design study that investigates potential solutions for urban residents to have vegetable gardens at home.

http://stephaniestarch.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Allison Anderson Sturm

Cell phones, smart phones, and other gadgets alike create a perceived notion of social interaction. Allowing us to stay connected while remaining far apart, these technologies are increasing social isolation and depleting collective culture. My project is a comment on the increasing profusion of personal networking devices in today’s society, and the way that they manipulate our social behavior.

http://www.allisonandersonsturm.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Olivia Su

An unintentionally lugubrious interpretation of a long-standing personal fascination with bathroom stall graffiti.

http://oliviasuthatswho.wordpress.com

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~oliviasu/portfolio/oliviasu.html

SCREENING


 

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Maranon Swasey

Lave: A bath toy for couples

Get clean while getting dirty.

http://www.maranonswasey.com

WORK ANN ARBOR


 

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Eileen Tjan

My Integrative Project is a short series of design-based pieces that portray the various dimensions of depression. Using simple geometric elements to convey a complex subject matter, my graphic compositions visualize the evolution of internal conflicts as ethereal landscapes. 

http://www.behance.net/EileenTjan

SLUSSER


 

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Victor Uhal

My project is a visualization of the psychological journey of an individual who is undergoing a dissociative experience.

http://vimeo.com/user2576344

SLUSSER
SCREENING


 

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Jenna Lyn Utter

it’s play time: an exploration of family values and middle America through cyanotype and silhouette.

http://jennalynutter.weebly.com/

'MADE FROM SCRATCH' OFFSITE EXHIBITION


 

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Sepideh Vahidi

Persian Mosquito nets..

containing my memories.. reflecting my identity...

http://piecesofmind.yolasite.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Kaitlyn Wahl

I created two videos pertaining to the soul: one to investigate, one to inspire. The first, Soul Searching, was a four minute documentary on what I believed the soul was and the second video was a four minute trailer for Splitters, a potential film project that I hope to create with an actual crew and professional cast. This project is an exploration of the idea of a soul, and using the medium of video narrative I intend to convey the concepts of duality, humanism, fate versus free will, and the notion of choice.

http://ktwahl.wordpress.com/

SCREENING


 

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Bang Liang Zhao

http://www.banglzhao.com/

SLUSSER


 

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Heather Ziegenmeyer

A Series of Attachments is an installation of handmade dolls based on the psychological theory of attachment.

http://www.umich.edu/~hziegenm/

WORK DETROIT