If you’ve ever had a class or at least walked through Lawrence Hall on the north side of campus, you’ve probably noticed the art in the Laverne Kraus Gallery. Every week, the gallery gives students and local artists alike the opportunity to showcase their art in front of their peers. But if you’re heading to Lawrence Hall expecting a scene similar to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, you’ve got another thing coming.
This Monday, the Laverne Kraus Gallery opened “Visions: A Collective Art Show,” to a large group of family and friends looking to support the artists. The show features a wide variety of medium, including paintings, photography and graphic design of four University of Oregon students.
One of the featured artists, Rebecca Schnoor, kept viewers guessing with her digital interpretations of landscapes and natural images. Schnoor, a senior Digital Arts Major at the university of Oregon, had an entire wall covered with sixteen prints of landscapes broken down to their most basic, digital forms. “I’m pretty sure that’s a flower,” one spectator would guess. “No, I’m pretty sure that’s a mountain,” another would say. Despite a barrage of questions, Schnoor never revealed her secrets.
Schnoor also had a larger print on an adjacent wall, inspired by the patterns made by lava when it cools. The print is a vibrant collection of intermingling colors and shapes, each individually drawn by Schnoor through Adobe Illustrator. Right next to the print is a skateboard, drilled to a wall with the exact same pattern appearing on its underside. While it may not be your typical canvas, the skateboard certainly seemed to be a popular piece with multiple people asking whether or not it was for sale.
The show also featured the work of Brian Delumpa, Erik Bridgeford and David Mellor. Mellor’s corner of the gallery included paintings of several of his own characters, while Delumpa’s section featured large prints of some of his photography.
If you haven’t already had a chance to check out this show, I would highly recommend seeing it for yourself. Visions will be in Laverne Kraus Gallery until this Friday, so be sure to stop by before it’s all gone!
To see more of Rebecca Schnoor’s art, check out her website here.