Addiction...Obsessive Conpulsive Disorder...or simply a tic, can define you as an individual to others or simply prevent you from becoming the person you have never had the choice to be. Come experience an exhibition of consistency, inconsiteency and stimulation through thought-provoking displays.

OPENING RECEPTION 11.17.11 6-8pm

EXHIBITION 11.14.11-11.23.11


ARTIST STATEMENT: With my artwork,I will show how children are affected by the world’s obsession with body image. The average age for anorexia has dropped from 13 to 9 years old. This is shocking, as well as disturbing. I want to show how children are actually feeling with an illustration of a survey that was taken. Young girls said they would rather lose both parents, live through a nuclear holocaust, or have cancer rather than be fat. This is not only heart breaking, it is very alarming; something needs to be done immediately to change these children’s mindsets. I am hoping with my artwork, viewers can see and therefore understand how children are thinking and do something to change this.

REACTION STATEMENT: I never knew how much work really went into holding a show. There is a lot of planning and a ton of little things I would of never thought of that need to get done to hold a successful show. Everybody needs to work together and give as much input as possible to make the show run smoothly. I think we did a really good job and I would not change one thing about the show. I learned more then I ever thought I was going to while taking this class. Not only about holding a show, but about how to come up with a piece when you are only given a theme. This was something I struggled with, but am very happy with my end result. I learned a great amount about anorexia and obesity, just by doing research to figure out what I wanted to do for my project. With this project body image is something I will always look at a little differently. Knowing little kids are struggling with weight as such a young age is hard is take in. This is something I hope I get the opportunity to do again, because I would love to be able to explore another theme and learn even more about setting up a show.