Friday, October 19th, UNC’s magazine Endeavors ran a feature about “The Lens of the Emerging Artist.” Marc Derewicz’s article focused on the three UNC student shows that Opened at FRANK, Hanes Art Center, and 143A University Square on October 12th. UNC MFA’s Ali Halperin’s “Border Glitches” and FRANK’s UNC undergraduate intern Kaitlin Knapp’s “The American Landscape”
Friday, October 12th, also marked the Opening of FRANK intern Kaitlin Knapp’s show, “The American Landscape.” As a part of the FRANK: In Focus photography festival, this show featured works of photography or works with elements of photography. Four UNC Undergraduate Studio Art majors explored the cultural and political landscape of America.
At 8:30pm, Knapp gave a short introductory speech, presenting the theme and the featured artists to the visitors. Jeremy Bass, Senior Studio Art major with Entrepreneurship minor, focused on the food industry and the influence major corporations have on our lives. Diego Camposeco, Sophomore Studio Art major, used photographs to explore Latino-American identity and the common representation of this group as hybrid or spectacle. Kaitlin Knapp, Senior Studio Art with Art History Emphasis major, used collagraph prints to discuss suburbia and its effect, both physically and aesthetically, on the American landscape. Hannah Shaban, Senior Studio Art major, explored Middle Eastern-American identity and the experience of a veiled woman in a Southern town.
A light reception followed and visitors had the chance to talk with the artists. The gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays 2-6pm through November 4th.
Wednesday, October 10th, the artists of Knapp’s show, “The American Landscape,” met to hang their works in the gallery space. The exhibition, up until November 4th, features works by UNC Undergraduate Art Majors Jeremy Bass, Diego Camposeco, Kaitlin Knapp, and Hannah Shaban.
The group worked together to arrange and hang the artwork.