The Hanover Connection: Installations by Leticia Bajuyo and Deb Whistler

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The Hanover Connection: Installations by Leticia Bajuyo and Deb Whistler

May 24, 2012 — Sep 14, 2012

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The Hanover Connection: Installations by Leticia Bajuyo and Deb Whistler
May 24 – September 14, 2012
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery

Closing Reception
Friday, September 14, 12-2 p.m. with Artist Talk at 12:30 p.m.

This summer, Hanover College, Indiana, art faculty members Leticia Bajuyo and Deb Whistler bring their unique, contemporary sculptural installations to Georgetown College’s Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery.

Bajuyo’s work focuses on the society’s quest for the latest and greatest digital technology. Composed of an item that is still functional but becoming increasingly outdated, Bajuyo combines CDs into the shape of a Victrola horn in her quest for the viewer to create “new memories that fall outside of technological economies of desire” and to acknowledge “overlooked complexities” like deciding you need to buy another, newer smart phone. Whistler has created a new body of work inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland. Through direct references to characters and scenes from the story, Whistler reinterprets the tale as a “survival guide,” spurring the viewer to consider how curiosity and pushing through failures helps one navigate a chaotic world.

Leticia Bajuyo creates, lives, and teaches in Southern Indiana where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College. After earning a BFA in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she came to Hanover College to join the Art and Art History Department.

Deb Whistler is professor of two-dimensional art and chair of the Art/Art History Department at Hanover College. She received her BFA from Miami University and her MFA with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Cincinnati. As a child, Deb was fascinated by the natural world discovered in a creek bed near her home. Her early childhood interests in the fragility of life continue to influence her conceptual work as an adult.

Images: (l) Bajuyo, Rewind; (r) Whistler, from the “Blame It On The Rabbit Series”


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