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.
Lynn came to Charleston from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1988 to attend the College of Charleston. Having fallen in love with Charleston, Lynn has made Charleston her home.
Lynn specializes in abstract art that lifts and challenges our imagination. Each piece delivers its own unique message that allows the observers to free their mind from the cares of this world. A respite, a poem in paint, like a good book that delivers new meaning each time that it is read, Lynn’s work breathes with fresh air.
FRESH WORK: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI EXHIBITION, 1994 – 2004