Various examples of artist work including surreal portraits and landscapes, wolf and rabbit in a spiral

UNCP B.A. Senior Capstone Exhibition

On View: March 28-April 8, 2022

Reception: April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Featuring: Kimberly Creque, Sabrina Doan, Leeanna Earp, Dana Hunt-Locklear, Shannondoah Lowery, Larry Parker, and  Mary Zanders        

Kimberly Creque’s concept for their four untitled works revolves around process, and recycling and reusing elements from one piece to create the next one, and so on. Each multi-media drawing ties into each other through the process in which they were created.

With Sabrina Doan’s most recent works, she has been experimenting with various printmaking techniques through a fishlike character and aquatic themes. She has always been interested in the wide range of personality fish can express without words. Several of her pieces include a character with special tastes and explore the aspects of falling into dreams.

Leeanna Earp uses their artwork as a reflection of their passion for nature, wildlife, and psychology. Their current artwork focuses on self-identity, personal expression, and the natural world. She specializes in uncanny animals and mutated creatures that she uses as stand-ins for human interaction and behavior. With these characters representing a range of emotions and subjects, their art often encompasses mental health challenges in unusual forms.

Dana Hunt Locklear’s work’s impetus is to increase the dynamic between audience and creator by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. Being fueled by their surrounding environment, they try to extend beyond life’s subjective limits and explore emotions on an abstract as well as representational level. Her senior thesis, ‘Warm Bodies: An Ode to my Skin; An Ode to Leaving’, focuses on her viewpoint of her body and the skin she lives in, and its endurance through some of the toughest times of their life.

Shannondoah Lowry’s inspiration can come from many things. They can sometimes get inspired by just listening to music or reading a book. Sometimes they don’t even realize that an idea has hit them until they take a step back and look at what they have been doing at the moment.

Larry Parker signs his work as Mynnell. Making art has been a constant in his life that brings him immense joy. He makes his art based on his own personal experiences and from the stories he hears of others. His artwork explores a range of content and ideas, telling stories about topics that he feels need to be discussed. His work can be playful and fun, and he hopes people will enjoy it as well. His overall intention is to create a unique and creative connection between him and the viewer. But Parker purposely leaves the interpretation of each piece to the audience, to see what they can create in their mind. His concept is to put the audience in a place to be creative themselves.

Mary Zanders is currently exploring the vibrant colors and darkness that can be found in nature and how they affect the human psyche of emotions. They are attempting to show nature in its calming presence and yet its beauty and savagery. Landscapes; whether a river flowing, the framing of trees along a road, flowers blooming in their glory and later decaying in the season of their life-these inspire them to paint. They like the organic shapes that are found in nature. Working with oils and acrylics to show movement on the canvas with the colors they choose are a big part of my art that they hope will be interesting to their viewer. Their emotions are tied to their pieces of art because they are how they express themselves with how they view nature through the human lens of memory and feeling.