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Reflections: Senior Artist Amanda Dombroski Describes Her Work on Display Through May 15

Amanda Dombroski

Amanda Dombroski’s art is part of the Cedar Crest College Senior Art Exhibition, which will be displayed in the Lachaise Gallery in Miller Family Building through May 15. Her thoughts on the inspiration and motivation behind her work are below as the first in a series of brief articles on students participating in the exhibition.

“The bold compositions, bright colors and seemingly ordinary subject matter are several aspects of the Pop Art movement that I have drawn inspiration from. To me, subject matter depicting average people and the things we encounter daily possess more captivating qualities than classical paintings.

“I concluded the most sensible direction was transforming the people and things around me into paintings, ceramic pieces, etc. Flatten images, eliminate 3D, and add a cartoon quality to everything: the routine becomes iconic. Reproduce, repeat, and miniaturize everyday objects, creating a pleasant departure from the usual.”

The Lachaise Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., as well as by appointment.

For an appointment or additional information, contact Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.