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A FORM Double Feature: “Present” and “Volume”

Catherine Schmelter

The FORM Gallery at Calkins Hall served double duty the week of February 22nd as it showcased the work of two Hofstra students: Suzie Marco of Encino, CA, and Catherine Schmelter of Vienna, VA.

Suzie Marco
A drawing by Suzie Marco

Volume by Marco, a first-year student, features five works from her moleskin notebook. “My inspiration for these pieces came from looking deeper into how music effects my imagination. For each piece I created a playlist, which I listened to while drawing. After I was finished I was able to recognize the music I was listening to in each piece I did, whether it was through my reaction to the lyrics or my interpretation of the melodies and tunes.”

Schmelter, a senior television/video major, describes her collection, Present, as “casual, spontaneous and genuine.” More than 100 small photos make up her part of the show. “This has kind of been a passion project of mine. I have always loved taking polaroids and instant pictures.”

Top photo by Catherine Schmelter

 

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