The visual arts department congratulates upper school students Annie Fang ’22, Cate Frueght ’22 and Luna Kostic ’21 on their selection for the biennial Young Art Exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park!
The exhibit is titled Young Art 2019: Breaking Traditions and will be on display Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, May 12 at the San Diego Museum of Art. 2019 marks the 45 biennial youth art exhibition hosted by the Museum; the theme is comes from the Museum’s Twentieth Century art collection.
Visual arts department chair Elizabeth Wepsic says, “This is one of the most competitive exhibitions for art in grades K-12 in San Diego county. We are honored to have such courageous young artists at our school.”
Here are the artists’ statements that correspond their works shown at right:
"Regression" Acrylic on Canvas by Annie Fang '22
Modern art raised a question toward what art could be. I chose to express how a painting became more than just the image it represents. This work shows a progression or in some eyes a regression from an Impressionistic looking portrait to one that breaks down the image into rough scrapes of paint.
"Sweet Expressionism" Candy on Wood by Cate Freugt '22
The physicality of an Abstract Expressionist painting drew me closer to the idea of experimenting with materials that could became paint. I decided that candy when melted had a beautiful effect and provided different surfaces and textures. The marks I made are rough and non-objective.
"Filter" Pen, paper, plastic, and acrylic by Luna Kostic '21
This is a layered piece with two components; the top is a transparent piece of plexiglass that is painted in a loose Abstract Expressionist style. The scratches are marks to German Expressionism, revealing accents of a face that has a resemblance to the bold jagged lines from wood block print portraiture with a somber mood of German Expressionism.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.