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Reflections: Senior Artist Sally Wright Discusses Her Work on Display Through May 15

Sally WrightSally Wright’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 next in a series of brief articles on students participating in the exhibition.

“My images are controlled and manipulated into place, but there always exists an uncalculated, natural element. It is important that the work has a balance of spontaneity, expectation, surprise, and reason. I am constantly preoccupied with bridging graphic and expressionist styles, two-dimensional with three-dimensional textures and visual clues, subjective and objective content, and monochrome versus variety and intensity of color. In essence, my work is a juxtaposition of realism and abstraction.

“I continue to work in series, perpetuating the investigation of different approaches and techniques. For example, manipulating printing plates in order to excavate the images creates a sensitive and harmonious interdependency; likewise, minimal color range adds depth and obscurity, complexity and esotericism.”

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 Art Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.

Sally Wright