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I just had my BFA presentation this past Thursday here at CIA and I snapped some quick digital photos of the gallery setup and thought I'd post them.
The BFA presentation is the big final show that everyone has to do before they graduate. The main gallery at the school is divided up into 20 spaces and youre allowed one day to set up, and then your show is up for 2 days. On one of those 2 days, you have to hold a talk for about an hour where you present the work and are addressed questions by faculty and students. Big crowds show up and its a pretty big deal.
okay anyways, on with the pictures
Left wall... the portrait(second one over) was done in Oils and is 18"x24". the painting on the end is also Oils, done from sketches and reference, and is 36"x36". the rest are all about 8.5"x11"
Center wall... the first image is about 18"x24", Graphite, done from imagination. the second image is approx. 40"x50", also Graphite, done almost entirely from imagination. the final image is Oil on canvas, appox. 30"x40", done from sketches and reference.
Right wall... First painting is Oil, 3'x4'. the two smaller images are sketchbook size and the final image is made of 5 square drawings all 4"x4"
Back wall... the 2 paintings are 2'x4', Oil on board. The rest are all sketchbook size pages
and heres various close-ups of work on the walls, and a case I set up that had a couple of my sketchbooks and various photographs I've taken
graphite, approx. 18"x24"
(this picture was taken a while ago, before is was framed) 40"x50", graphite on paper toned with oil and turpenoid
sorry about the glare. oil on canvas 30"x40"
oil on canvas, 3'x4'
each square is 4"x4"
let me know what you guys think
Last edited by wes9000; January 30th, 2005 at 05:42 PM.
you are a fuck'n "Animal" Dude... freak'n amazing works ..hey i have always wanted to see some ones interpretation of a ref'ed drawing and i saw a pic of one in that case that you have draw can you post a pic of them side by side.....thanks
DOOD THIS IS AWESOME
nice set up and everything.
I loved everthing here shown.
you are amazing
the second to the last photo of the see thru case there is a picture in there seems to be a costume party or something but the two guys are throwing up signs. I remember seeing that in one of your previous post.. It would help me to see how you translated it.
very awesome man!!!!!
great work!! fluid lines and
very lively caracters =)
you will get any job in any place
you decide, this works show tons
:thumbsup: Great work as always. It's good to see traditional oils of more simple subject matter where we can see in detail the study of shapes, colors, value and figure, in the Mc Donalds piece, and the painting of the couple sitting on the chair. Nice character illustrations as well.
Wes,this is awesome work!
Nice to see that you post again!
Wes congrats on the grad show man :chug: CIA get's mentioned every now and again here at ECIAD too, if I get the chance to take some pics of our BFA grad show I'll send em over to ya.
congratulations, great work. these are really inspiring and motivate me to draw more.
Thanks for sharing.
your work makes me want to draw more. in two years (when i graduate) i hope to have work half as good as this. cant wait for you sketchbook update, as well
congrats man, and best of luck when you get out of school. .not that you need it.
I could stare at your work alllll day Wes, you're just so damn talented.
I love it all, each piece is like a strange, beautiful dream.
Very impressive. Highly inspiring work. I love seeing it hanging up there too. It is nice too see the space it occupies, something that I lament about my digital work. Call me a freak, but I love the smell of the oils hanging on the wall too. Linseed and damar give me a great creative buzz. Now I have to start collecting some of your work. Great job. How did the showing go? Did your college promote it well. I hope so. What is your next step?
great stuff man
its so nice to see such strong work , makes me happy for the future!!!
thanks for sharing man
I wont fail now
Wes, ive been jonsing for one of your image dumps man..
i tell you,, it was worth the wait..
your oil work is incredable! the one of the two on the couch is my favorite. the macdonalds ones are great too.
its all really impressive man,, i dont even know where to start.
Cool stuff. I imagine you've got people banging on your door now asking for your work.
damn now that's a BFA show!!!
damn, thanks for posting these pics Wes. Your presentation is very elegant. I'm envious of the wall space you get - but then agian you deserve every inch.
your paintings are excellent. The pictures of the person in the fastfood joint strike a nerve on just how depressing those places can be.
My favorite is the boat full of characters driven by the monkey.
thankyou for putting these up, it makes me enthusiatic/anxious about my show in 3wks., I'll try to get some pics then.
I would be interested to hear what you had to say to the audience, I also think I spied some un-posted sketches that would go might fine in the daily sketchbook thread...
thanks agian dude. awesome as always
Man that is a show to be proud of! Congratulations!
Is it still up Wes? <edit> 2days, bummer.<edit> I live south of Cleveland and your stuff has always been worth the drive up the old CIA. Will any of these pieces be show in any local Cleveland galleries like 1300 or Nimbus?
That couch in the piece with Jacqueline VonTesmar and Doan Buu looks familiar.
Last edited by CapCadaverman; April 13th, 2004 at 12:36 AM.
doomy doom doomy doom doom
Congratulations! This is a real treat. Such a variety of intriguing images, executed with style . :chug:
Hey wes! just wanted to say that this is great! i wish i was there! your work is always very inspiring! hope you update soon! Have fun!
wow! Those are intense! I love the 5 4x4 pics!
OHMAHGAWD! I cant breathe!
Dood wes, i surrender my art talent to you.
Your oils are awesome. I seriously wait for so long to see new art of yours. And you came through.
I rate this thread Five solid understated stars.
BLAST ON YOU!
Utterly stunning man. No doubt first hand viewers were awestruck.
How did speaking for an hour go?.
when i saw these picture i said to my self out loud.
"thats what i want to do, thats where i want to be"
Ive never ever had so much inspiration from a thread alone and so much motivation.
(sorry if i sound like a crasy fanboy, but hey you cant blame me)