Capstone Art Exhibitions on Display through May 5, 2019

Capstone Exhibitions in the Hodson Gallery

Timothy Roberts and Claudia Tisdale exhibit their artwork in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Center for the Arts.

Graduating Studio Arts Seniors Display Their Artwork

Graduation Year

2019

Program

  • Art & Archaeology, Studio Art Concentration (B.A.)
  • English (B.A.)
  • Sociology (B.A.)

Department

  • Art & Archaeology

Graduating seniors Timothy Roberts and Claudia Tisdale recently opened their capstone exhibitions in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Center for the Arts. The shows reflect each student’s intense undergraduate study in a wide variety of art mediums and techniques and exemplifies the skills they acquired during their years at Hood College.

Roberts, originally from Texas, explores personal and family recollections in Smaller Memories: A Show about the Little Things. Roberts layers paintings, digital drawings, photographs, and sketches to recreate the colors, textures, and impressions associated with his family memories. His imagery is evocatively personal—the texture of crocheted afghans, a painting of a wishbone from his grandmother’s Thanksgiving dinner, or yellow plastic cups from a local barbeque restaurant. The resulting artwork is a vividly colored flash of memory that invites the viewer in to explore.

In Dissolution: A Show about Falling Apart, Tisdale examines the beauty found in the decay of physical forms through the medium of woodblock printing. Her large prints feature intricate patterns of complex, entwined shapes in varying stages of deterioration. She purposely carves on knotty-pine boards in an effort to mask her imagery with heavy woodgrain patterning. This leads to an intentional loss of definition, further enhancing the message of decay.

Both students are completing their coursework in May. Roberts is receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and Archaeology, with a Studio Art Concentration, and English Literature, and Tisdale is earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and Archaeology, with a Studio Art Concentration, and Sociology. Their exhibitions will be on display through Sunday, May 5, 2019.

The Hodson Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are daily 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; closed school and national/state holidays. Contact 301-663-3131 for current access information.

Learn more about the Department of Art and Archeology and the many art exhibitions hosted throughout the year here.