GCU Studio Art Student Maria Yuen Presents Senior Exhibit

“Nonna’s Duck,” watercolor/mixed media
“Nonna’s Duck,” watercolor/mixed media

The work of talented artists enriches our culture and provides viewers with new and fascinating perspectives on life and the world around us.

“Beautiful patterns created by shadow and light can transform ordinary, everyday phenomena into interesting and often compelling images,” says GCU senior and B.F.A in Studio Art candidate Maria G. Yuen. “I enjoy the challenge of depicting the beauty in all things and people.”

Ms. Yuen will showcase her artistic accomplishments in a senior portfolio exhibit from May 12 to June 9 in Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery. There will be an artist’s reception on Wednesday, May 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.

“I am happiest when I am able to create fluid variations of line, texture, form, and color,” remarks Ms. Yuen, who works in watercolor, oils, and other media. “As I think about my art journey, I recall the words of my mother that resonate with me even today: ‘God gives people talents for a reason. You shouldn’t hide your talent, because it is meant to be shared.’”

“I feel privileged to have witnessed the evolution of Maria’s paintings,” says GCU art professor Suzanne Pilgram, chair of the GCU Department of Art and Music, who describes Ms. Yuen’s paintings as “complete, not overworked.” According to Ms. Pilgram, “the art to be featured in her solo exhibition has been created as the result of intense industry and, more accurately, through tender loving care.”

The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery spotlights works of established and up-and-coming artists in diverse media. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, call Kathleen Settles, gallery director, at 732.987.2388.

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