This week Hofstra students Mia Cheung and Hayley Blomquist are sharing the student FORM Gallery to showcase their artwork. Cheung is exhibiting her photography while Blomquist is showcasing an unusual knit installation.
Untamed is a collection of photography by Cheung, a senior Dallas, TX, majoring television and film. Though her art features animals she wants to blur the line between animal and human behavior. Her future plans include working with shelters to promote adoption for dogs and cats that need loving homes.
Blomquist’s Joy is a 24’x20’ knit installation on which visitors will be able to sit or even lay down. The sophomore from Evergreen, Colorado, says, “I learned to knit when I was about 8 years old, and I’ve been knitting ever since. It is stress relieving hobby that I enjoy. With this installation I wanted to expand on this idea. I also was inspired by the word ‘joy’. What does it mean? How do we define joy? I find the most joy in work that challenges me. Knitting a giant piece had its hardships but I ultimately loved what I was doing because I knew it would be rewarding when I completed it.”
Untamed and Joy are both available for viewing until March 12. For more information on the student FORM Gallery, located on the first floor of Calkins Hall, call the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History at 516-463-5474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .