Hofstra University’s student FORM Gallery, located in Calkins Hall, South Campus, presents Per-e-gri-nate by Rebecca Kollmer, through March 7, 2015. Rebecca Kollmer, a senior from Levittown, NY, is the head of graphic design for the FORM Gallery and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in graphic design.
Peregrinate, features intricate digital paintings based on Kollmer’s personal photographs taken while she was studying abroad in Italy, Spain and Ireland. Peregrinate, defined as a “journey on foot,” is an appropriately chosen title to represent Kollmer’s adventures.
Kollmer saw her exhibit as a challenge to highlight the talent and creativity that goes into graphic design. “It’s not all logos and typography,” she says, promising a show that features new styles of design with technical twists.
Kollmer used Adobe Illustrator to breathe fresh life into her photographs. Her works zoom in and focus on aspects of her pictures that would normally go unseen by the average viewer. The realistic image her audience will see from a distance is completely different from the detail-oriented and abstract images they will notice as they move in closer.
In her senior year at Hofstra, Kollmer says she has been working hard to balance four part-time jobs, a full-time course load and a design internship at The Chain Theater. In addition, she has also dedicated an inordinate amount of time to her drawing tablet and laptop, in preparation for this exhibit.
The FORM Gallery is located on the first floor of Calkins Hall, South Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History at 516-463-5474.