Santa Fe College

Brian Gillespie
Purple Jar

Brian Gillespie, "Purple Jar", Porcelain, 6" x 3" x 2", 2016

Brian Gillespie, “Purple Jar”, Porcelain, 6″ x 3″ x 2″, 2016

Brian Gillespie, "Purple Jar" (detail), Porcelain, 6" x 3" x 2", 2016

Brian Gillespie, “Purple Jar” (detail), Porcelain, 6″ x 3″ x 2″, 2016

Artist Statement
This piece was created as a demonstration to another student in lid-making for smaller jars thrown “off the hump”. To me it represents my desire to teach others to create with the potter’s wheel and to nurture a larger community of ceramic artists by inspiring others.

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Connor Goode
l Tradito

Connor Goode, "l Tradito", Silver Gelatin Print, 31" x 48", 2016

Connor Goode, “l Tradito”, Silver Gelatin Print, 31″ x 48″, 2016

Artist Statement
I aim for realness, not perfection.

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Danielle Rhome
Pipes

Danielle Rhome, "Pipes", oil on wood panel, 14" x 14.5", 2016

Danielle Rhome, “Pipes”, oil on wood panel, 14″ x 14.5″, 2016

Danielle Rhome, "Pipes" (detail), oil on wood panel, 14" x 14.5", 2016

Danielle Rhome, “Pipes” (detail), oil on wood panel, 14″ x 14.5″, 2016

Artist Statement
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art. It has always been a way for me to escape, focus, and feel a sense of control. In the future, I plan to go into art therapy and show others how they can use art to help themselves grow as individuals, and productive members of society. Art has always been therapeutic for me, and I know
it can have a strong effect on others too.

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James Rogers
Inside Every Realist…

James Rogers, "Inside Every Realist...", mixed media on wood panel, 24" x 24", 2016

James Rogers, “Inside Every Realist…”, mixed media on wood panel, 24″ x 24″, 2016

James Rogers, "Inside Every Realist..." (detail), oil on wood panel, 24" x 24", 2016

James Rogers, “Inside Every Realist…” (detail), oil on wood panel, 24″ x 24″, 2016

Artist Statement
This is the first piece in a series of mixed media portraits that I am currently working on. The theme that I am focusing on for the series is internal conflict. Because it is the first piece in a series it was intended to serve as a proof of concept, for this reason I chose to use myself as the subject as opposed to a model. The specific conflict I chose to represent in this piece was the one between idealism and realism. The different faces represent different sides of the internal battle. 

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Alyson Hollingsworth
Facade

Alyson Hollingsworth, "Facade", digital photograph, 8"x 10", 2016

Alyson Hollingsworth, “Facade”, digital photograph, 8″x 10″, 2016

Artist Statement
Women across the world are under more pressure than ever to fit into the mold of what is thought to be “beautiful.” Unfortunately, the messages society sends men and women prevent them from seeing qualities that make up real beauty. In this self-portrait, I tried to convey the barrier that I have felt placed on myself by society.

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