HERETOFORE
Artwork from Advanced Placement Studio Art and Art Seminar students at Brookfield East High School
February 6 – 18, 2017
Opening Reception: February 16, 2017 @ 4:00pm

By Jason Van Roo, Artist-Educator

The tenor of today’s sensory overload is offset by inner worlds of thought, nostalgia, dreams, and inside jokes. Scenes of friends and family, imaginative narratives of other worlds, and “what if’s” offer the viewer a glimpse into the conflict, elegance, and sophistication of the millennial mind. This artwork represents three months of studio work in which students were asked to develop a cohesive concept, a regimented process, and refined outcome that demonstrates their stylistic development and intended message for the audience. Traditional works of form and space juxtaposed with contemporary explorations of medium and message give way to social commentary, personal narratives, and humorous reflections on self discovery and pop culture. In the end, each artist explores their answer to this question: Who am I?

Here, they share their answers with you.