Still Rendering: RPI's Art Students Showcase Senior Thesis Projects

Still Rendering: RPI's Art Students Showcase Senior Thesis Projects

The Arts Center, Troy, NY

April 18, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Senior Arts students in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department of the Arts at Rensselaer will exhibit their thesis projects at The Arts Center of the Capital Region from Thursday April 18th, on view through Saturday 20th. There is an opening reception on April 17th from 5-8pm, free and open to the public.

Over the past year, students of Creative Seminar, an interdisciplinary capstone class, have worked towards the exhibition of their thesis projects. These students represent majors in Electronic Arts (EARTS), Electronic Media, Arts, and Communications (EMAC), as well as Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Over the course of two semesters, students met twice a week to develop and discuss their work, and to meet with outside evaluators for critiques of their works in progress. “These projects have allowed us to follow through on our passions and desires,” says one student.

“Still Rendering” encompasses a variety of artworks across several artistic disciplines including video and animation, digital painting, multimedia installations, sculpture, games and simulations, artist books, and augmented reality. Works tackle the issues of our day-- including the devastation of habitat loss for endangered species, the disappearance of dialects in mainland China, commodity culture and the effect of the fashion industry on our environment. Several whimsical works will also occupy the space, including sculptures of absurdist furniture, humorous animations, and 2d paintings of Manga characters.

“Still Rendering” is on view Thursday April 18th - Saturday April 20th at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, located at 265 River Street, Troy NY. Hours of operation can be found online at www.artscenteronline.org/visit/. For more information please contact Belinda Colón, curator of the Art Center of the Capital Region, at (518) 273-0552, or Professor Branda Miller at brandamiller@gmail.com.

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