Christopher Cunningham
Christopher Cunningham

Glenville State’s Cunningham to hold senior art show opening

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State College senior Graphics and Digital Media major Christopher Cunningham invites the public to attend the opening reception for his senior art show on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The show will run through Friday, Dec. 7 and will be on display in GSC’s Fine Arts Center Gallery.

The exhibit, titled “Bureaucracies of Charming Dysfunction,” will contain various sculptures, digital illustrations, photography, oil paintings, pyrography (woodburning), and charcoal drawings. He also hopes to include some written works on his thoughts of art, history, culture, and the industry in general.

“I draw inspiration from the concepts touched on in the vast amount of work I see and some of the concepts I have taken from thought to paper. Sometimes I simply let the canvas guide me, allowing for the foundation concept to grow according to its own recurrent pattern. I form a relationship with the works I produce, over the hundreds of hours poured into some of the various projects they can go smoothly, violently, brilliantly, poorly, not at all as planned, accidental, and rife with muddied communication. It’s important to take something away from these, regardless of how the process came along,” Cunningham said.

After graduation he plans to relocate to Colorado to work as a Junior Art Director in the Denver area, hopefully with an industrial commercial corporation or a public relations firm.

He says he’s appreciated his time in the classroom with his professors. “My takeaway from Professor [Chris] Cosner has been the requirement to stay current and at the forefront of trends in the industry; to always be looking and willing to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. My take away from Professor [Duane] Chapman is how to present my works and communicate concepts more effectively; this leads to a greater impact and competitive edge in today’s fast-paced industry,” he said.

Cunningham, who hails from Grantsville, West Virginia, also thanks his parents for supporting him through the worst of times and the best.

The Fine Arts Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and one hour before all GSC musical performances in the Fine Arts Center.

For more information call (304) 462-6340.

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