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1994 - 2004

Larissa Patel

FRESH WORK: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI EXHIBITION, 1994 – 2004

1994 - 2004

Larissa Patel

FRESH WORK: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI EXHIBITION, 1994 – 2004

Vanessa AlburyA. Bills-LeviGayle BrookerLisa ChouMargaret ClarkeT. DavidsonSteven DavisJohn DuckworthMeghan HenleyKrist MillsSue MurrayDorothy NetherlandsRachel O’NealLarissa PatelLynn PattersonMatt SmithsonJonathan Walsh

To create an exhibit drawn from works by Studio Art graduates may seem to be a daunting task; faced with so many choices, the result could become merely arbitrary or too disparate to cohere as an exhibition. But in fact, my experience was quite the contrary. All artists have at least one thing in common—they all have influences. And for all of these artists, one of their most influential experiences was the time they spent as Studio Art students at the College of Charleston.

In this exhibit, I see the influences as well as the individual accomplishments of artists who studied here at the College. Whether faintly or pronounced, the impressions of their Studio Art professors resonate in these works. The goal, however, of myself and Dr. Marian Mazzone was to choose a select group of Studio Art alumni whose works have continued to develop, becoming their own unique creations and contributions. By limiting the selection to Studio Art graduates of the past ten years, we were able to look at the work of artists who are still developing their sense of “self” in the art world, while also still having some identity with the College.

Larissa Patel was introduced to photography as an art form as a teenager while studying dance at an arts camp. She continued to explore photography as a Studio Art major at the College of Charleston. After leaving the College of Charleston in 1999, she traveled to New York City, eventually receiving her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. She is currently balancing a life between the worlds of fine art and commercial photography in New York City, having assisted for photographers such as Sarah Silver and George Larkins.

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Larissa Patel

FRESH WORK: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI EXHIBITION, 1994 – 2004

1994 - 2004
ARTIST STATEMENT

Ms. Patel explores the narratives and emotions of those around her and then reinterprets them in a foggy, dream-like manner. Her reinterpretations have been influenced by her exposure to both fine art and commercial (most notably fashion world) and the intertwined, often tensioned relationship between the two. Details of those narratives are not needed, the viewer’s mind can fill them in from their own experiences. Everything in the image becomes content and the surrounding environment becomes a large part of the character and the story told.

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