USAO Seniors ‘Come Together’ for Art Exhibit
Dramatic colors, a lot of movement, unusual reflections and classic cars are just a few of the images on display Nov. 3-21 in the Davis Hall Third Floor Gallery at the University of Science and Arts.
Two seniors pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree join forces for the show Come Together. A free opening reception is scheduled Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This fall’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibit features Chase Doctorman and Miranda Wirtz. Doctorman is from Norman and Wirtz is from Chickasha. Both are fine arts majors with photography concentrations.
“Our show is called Come Together because we are two completely different artists that are interested in different things who are coming together in an art exhibit,” Doctorman said.
“I chose to hang a show based on an interest of mine in cars. Miranda chose to hang a show based on an interest she has in bands. Her photos show dramatic colors and a lot of movement.
“Whether it is going to car shows, to a concert or just taking photos of a band playing in a garage, we look for the opportunity to take that next photo that shows why we like our subject as much as we do and we hope that it draws you to see a side of it that we love so much.”
Wirtz’s photos are digital prints of live musical performances. “It is hard to take pictures of people moving. It is very challenging.” Doctorman photos are of the little details that may not be apparent to the viewer. “My photos have bright colors and usually show reflections from the metals of the vehicles,” he said.
“Our art students can do all aspects of art. They can paint, sculpt, draw and do photography and graphic design,” said Jacquelyn Knapp, assistant professor of art at USAO. “This versatility gives USAO students a step above other graduates from different colleges.”
Both Doctorman and Wintz are scheduled to graduate Dec. 5 at USAO’s commencement ceremony. For more information about the USAO art program, go to usao.edu/usao-art/.