Lane Community College

Kody Green
Age of Communication?

Kody Green, "Age of Communication?", mixed media, 3' x 4' x 8'

Kody Green, “Age of Communication?”, mixed media, 3′ x 4′ x 8′, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Kody Green, "Age of Communication", mixed media, 3' x 4' x 8'

Kody Green, “Age of Communication”, (detail)  mixed media, 3′ x 4′ x 8′, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement:
We call this time period the “age of communication.” In my opinion that’s exactly what we are lacking today, communication. This is a piece about the way we communicate with each other, connected but oblivious. Is technology a boon for humanity, or is it turning us into a race dependent on its abilities? Children are not learning the valuable communication skills they need to survive in the world, instead devices are becoming inseparable from children and young adults, completely alienating them.

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Erika McFarlane
More Tea Than Coffee

Erika McFarlane, "More Tea Than Coffee", ceramic, 7" x 12" x 6", 2015

Erika McFarlane, “More Tea Than Coffee”, ceramic, 7″ x 12″ x 6″, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Erika McFarlane, "More Tea Than Coffee, ceramic, 7' x 12' x 6', 2015

Erika McFarlane, “More Tea Than Coffee, ceramic, 7′ x 12′ x 6′, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
These works are both functional and sculptural, incorporating a combination of thrown and hand built ceramic techniques. I use shapes and textures that feel familiar, classic and nostalgic, re-animating the recognizable components of oil cans, jam jars and whiskey jugs into vessels with memories of old sheds, garage sales and dime stores.

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Jake Reynolds
Beautiful Tragedy

Jake Reynolds, "Beautiful Tragedy", photography, 16" x 20", 2015

Jake Reynolds, “Beautiful Tragedy”, photography, 16″ x 20″, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
The tragedy of death intertwined with the beauty of roses coming to life. The contrast between these two opposing forces fabricates an ambiguous image that tells
the story of a beautiful tragedy.

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Henry Mitchell
Tea and Saki

Henry Mitchell, "Tea and Saki", ceramic, 8" x 12" x 8", 2015

Henry Mitchell, “Tea and Saki”, ceramic, 8″ x 12″ x 8″, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Henry Mitchell, "Tea and Saki", ceramic, 8" x 12" x 8", 2015

Henry Mitchell, “Tea and Saki”, (alternate view), ceramic, 8″ x 12″ x 8″, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
A candid exploration of the intimate lives of Geishas,when momentarily relieved from rigorous demands of her duties. The series that I have created is called “Girls off the Clock.” It shows the story of a possible look at the release of those demands and the exploration of herself. I started off having been influenced by graphic novels. When I took my first ceramics class and saw that one can create such stories on personalized everyday ware cemented my goal at becoming a professional artist. It was a vision. I want to show happiness and joy to others, and that is, what I feel, is my life’s goal.

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Antonio Silva-Pancar
Ballet

Antonio Silva-Pancar, "Ballet", photography, 8" x 16", 2015

Antonio Silva-Pancar, “Ballet”, photography, 8″ x 16″, 2015, image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement
My main subject is the big mirror in the back, reflecting the parents and the children in the dance recital. For me, the reflection of the parents, uncles (like myself), aunts and relatives is the most interesting part of this shoot. The parents see their little ones and get excited whenever they see themselves reflected in their children. I used to spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew and, even now, I feel happy whenever they do something I taught them or make some gestures that I do. Not only the mirror reflects our image. The children copy our image too.

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