As the culmination of their Northeastern experience, the work of more than 50 seniors in the Department of Art + Design will be on display in Gallery 360 until the end of May. The show is aptly titled “Greatest Hits,” representing the best work of the department’s most talented young artists.
“This senior class is by far the best we’ve had yet,” said John Kane, a lecturer in graphic design and one of this year’s exhibition coordinators. “These students have real talent and this show is a celebration of the end of their five years in the program.”
Kane sat on a committee with two other faculty members, Douglass Scott, a lecturer in graphic design, and Andrea Raynor, an academic specialist in photography, all of whom were responsible for advising the students, producing the show, and acting as judges.
The exhibit was slated to open on April 22, but was pushed back because of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Despite the tragedy, the students were determined to move forward with the show, which will run through May 28.
“This show has been a nice counterpoint to everything that has been happening in Boston recently,” said Kane. “In a way, it’s cleansing to communicate through art.”
The work on display ranges from photography and graphic design to fine art and animation.
Anne Latini, a senior graphic design major, has two pieces in the exhibit: a typeface, which all graphic design majors create, and her degree project book Feed. While Feed focuses on cooking, it’s not exactly a recipe book.
“Feed isn’t your usual cookbook,” Latini explained. “It’s rather a cooking instructional guide, complete with methods, ratios, and other cooking basics to live by.”
Other pieces in the exhibit include A Picnic, a quilt made with recycled plastic bags and duct tape by senior art major Holly Jamison; Singapore: An Informational Guide, an infographic with information on the country’s population, history, and principal exports by senior graphic design major Justine Findra; and Falling Stone Wall, a large canvas covered with pieces of painted fabric by senior studio art major Kathrine Briedis.