BRENAU UNIVERSITY EXHIBITION “NOSTALGIA” Presidents Gallery at Brenau University; exhibition will run until 3/9. We had a great time at the reception at Brenau. Thank you Nicole Rawlings, Gallery Director, and Allison Lauricella, Gallery Manger for hosting this exhibition for the Georgia Art League. This exhibit is free and open to the public. There will be an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, February 19th, from 1-4pm at Brenau. COMMENTS FROM JUDGE: ALLISON LAURICELLA Best of Show- “Daddy and Grandma Falah” by Ann Zawacki Ann has an incredible sensibility for collage. I loved all three of her pieces in this exhibit and had a difficult time choosing which one should be awarded “Best of Show”. I settled on this piece because I loved the asymmetrical balance, the delicate details, and the way each component was tied together with handwriting and pencil lines. Well done!
1st Place-“Button-Button” by Nancy Rhodes I really enjoyed this piece. The robot-like figure created by the shadow box and attachments is incredibly whimsical and fun. Each of the small segments within the box have been composed with great care and become spaces of their own that are reflective of the theme of “nostalgia”. 2nd Place -“In the Attic” by Susan Gwaltney I loved the concept of this piece. The photo negative on the front panel helps the viewer envision what the attic space that contains the tiny dress on the back panel may look like. It so clearly relates to the theme of “nostalgia”, as we all can think of remnants from times past that linger in either physical attic spaces or in the recesses of our memories. 3rd Place- “Small White Patch” by Anne Trippe This small painting is just lovely. I love the loose brush strokes and the delicate marks that form the tiny flowers.
Honorable Mention-“1941 Cadillac Hood Ornament” by Linda Tilden I chose this piece because I loved the sense of movement in the reflection seen in the hood ornament. The photograph is well composed and gives the viewer the sense that the ornament has almost broken away from the car itself and taken flight.