GUTS Senior IP Show
Every year, the senior cohort of the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design works on a year long project called “IP” (Integrative Project). At the end of a 10 month journey, the students gather in clusters to present their work. Either in galleries on campus or off, groups of artists host an opening event followed by a two week period where the art is on display. This particular exhibit, GUTS, presents the independent work of Liz Luidens, Justin Hein, Taylor Bultema, Alex Kaufman, and Ronan Lyman. Using the mediums of print, drawing, and illustration, the works are both varied and dynamic but also cohesive. About arriving at the title “Guts,” artist Alex Kaufman said:
“We all got together once we had our venue set so we could start brainstorming. we each pinned up a couple pieces to get a feel for what all of our work looks like together, and started throwing out ideas. Our concepts are really self-reflective, and a lot about our internal thoughts, feelings and personal experience. So, in a way our work is our guts on paper. And its a vague reference to our aesthetic, which is fairly direct and in-your-face. So yeah, once we put all that together it made perfect sense, and that is the story of how Guts happened.”
The opening reception will be held on Saturday April 20th from 7-10 pm with a closing reception on May 5 at 6 pm. The off-site exhibit is in The Yellow Barn on 416 W. Huron with regular hours Tuesday-Saturday 5-9 pm. For an inside look, check out Alex Kaufman’s blog. See you there!