The FORM Gallery is presenting paintings by senior Caroline Navarra and junior Dana Kamieniecki, April 9-13.
Navarra’s collection, Vicious Circle, features a series of paintings on circular wooden pieces. “Because I was working on these circular discs the possibilities were truly endless, with the idea that the painting keeps going on past the edges. My inspiration for each piece was the one that came before it, and just wanting to push further and further past my comfort zone,” she said.
Navarra, a resident of Williston Park, NY, is a fine arts major with a concentration in painting. She says after graduating from Hofstra: “I want to work with wildlife animals. I’ve always been very passionate about wildlife and animals in general. However, I will always continue to paint.”
Navarra’s Vicious Circle is sharing the FORM Gallery space with Through My Mind by Kamieniecki, a fine arts and psychology double major from Mission Viejo, CA. She says the approximate 30 works in this exhibit have been inspired by her “scattered brain and intrusive thoughts.” Some of the paintings were made using her fingers and hands directly on the canvas.
Kamieniecki says her long-term career goal “is to work toward becoming a creative art therapist.”
Closing receptions for Vicious Circle and Through My Mind will take place on Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. The FORM Gallery is located on the first floor of Calkins Hall. For more information, contact the Fine Arts, Design, Art History Department at (516) 463-5474.