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Logan Tiberi-Warner and Petra Floyd presented their Senior Art Shows last week in the List Gallery.
Logan Tiberi-Warner’s medium of choice for his show is oil paint and charcoal, always preferring to work in 2D rather than 3D. His interest in drawing has led him to oil painting. “Oil painting allows you to constantly redraw since it takes so long to dry… it has better memory than charcoal…oil holds and is a forgiving medium” he said.
Entering senior year, Logan knew his subject matter in the most general sense—interest in the figure and human anatomy and related to the grotesque.
After trying different methods and techniques, Logan eventually came to the idea of red skulls. He found parts of a skeleton in the painting studio and skulls in the sculpture studio were gathered for charcoal studies, which soon progressed into paintings. Logan realized that he liked working in monochrome during the charcoal studies because “I was able to explore what I wanted to explore without having to worry too much about color when just working in monochrome”, he said.
Petra Floyd’s work features installation working with found and made materials. “My project beings with awe, creepiness, curiosity, and fear—feelings that inform my art making” said Petra. She uses the space around her installations as much as the art work itself to allow the view to explore and respond to the work. Petra’s fascination stems from organic trees and cocoons, exploring their nature.