FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1995 3:00 p.m.
The Athenaeum will be transformed into an art gallery as five gifted CMC seniors display their work. The exhibit will be open beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21. There will be a reception with refreshments and music beginning at 3:00 p.m. at which time you will have the opportunity to greet the artists.
ASIF AHMED '95
An environment, economics, and politics and film studies major, Asif Ahmed presents Lost Dream
, his fifth feature film production. For Ahmed's senior project, he not only wrote the screenplay, he also produced and directed the film. Lost Dream
follows two college students, Perry and Giovanni, as they develop a friendship based upon their suicidal behavior. Perry, plagued by prophetic dreams, is tormented by his position in society. Giovanni, distressed by his troubled childhood, has lost his desire to live. Together they challenge each other's existence in search of salvation. The film will be shown in Freeberg lounge at the Athenaeum throughout the day on Friday.
EDRICK CHUA '95
Edrick Chua's work begins with organic forms then ventures far from reality to end in abstract form. He strives for aesthetic appeal over realism. Chua began his career at CMC aiming his studies towards medicine. Though he has kept biology as his major, his minor in art has inspired him to seek a career in architecture. His presentation will feature his experiments in sculpture using paper and wax. He is currently working on a sculpture that will play with light in a wire frame covered with tissue paper.
RENE GABRI '95
Rene Gabri is a psychology major who has found time to pursue his interest in art. He feels that these two interests complement one another. His works are in many respects explorations of the self. His style reflects his personal views of the self as a multiplicity of personalities. Gabri has presented his artwork in shows at both Colorado College and Scripps. His drawings have appeared in numerous publications and newspapers. Three of his paintings in this show comprise his series on life. They explore the beginnings of the individual as an unrestrained being, life on earth, and finally a return back to the darkness.
HELEN OH '95
As a studio art and biology major, Helen Oh has brought a scientific quality to her art. Using plaster, she has created a series of work that finds a basis in biomorphic images. Her technique features the use of fabric sheets dipped in plaster then molded to human forms. Observational study, like the kind one finds in the field sciences, inspires her work as an artist. Oh attributes her development to the hands-on and helpful atmosphere fostered within the Scripps art department. In the future, she hopes to pursue a master's degree in the fine arts, then teach art at the college level.
JEREMY SUNG '95
Jeremy Sung entered Claremont McKenna College with an interest in international relations. Since then he has revisited an interest he developed in high school: sculpture. The interaction between fellow artists at Scripps College drew him towards a major in studio art and since then he has experimented with various media to find an affinity with clay and bronze sculpture. Past prints by Sung have been featured at the Emett Student Center at Claremont McKenna College and the Lang Gallery at Scripps. Sung's presentation at the Athenaeum will feature his development as an artist and exploration with various techniques.