Meet the Young Faces of Contemporary Painting

Critique Collective

Undergraduate painting students at Syracuse University’s Department of Art are proving the lasting power of painting in the 21st Century.

Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb A painting by Mary Luke
Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb

Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb Samantha Glevick’s Artwork
Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb

Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb Maritza Feliciano’s Paintings
Photography by: Morgan Edgecomb

An exhibition of recent work by students in the undergraduate painting major at Syracuse University is on display in the school’s Shaffer Art Building from March 2 – March 15, and the depth of talent is startling.

Jenna Race’s expansive chicken tryptic overwhelms viewers as they enter the senior show, evoking thoughts about meat factories and the way animals are processed and treated for human consumption. This tryptic, about twelve feet in length, possesses hauntingly accurate forms of repeated and disemboweled chickens rendered in oil paint and encased in hints of skin-like latex. A few feet away are Mary Luke’s expressionist portraits, which exist somewhere between Jenny Saville’s…

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