Event Title

Portrait of Aging

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

9-4-2012 11:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 12:00 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Brian Frink

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Second Mentor's Name

Gina Wenger

Second Mentor's Department

Art

Second Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

My creative project raises attention to elderly people as a marginalized group by displaying the faces of individuals in a public space; they are people who are highly unlikely to ever leave the place at which they are situated. My grand scale drawings are aimed to extract the elderly from their residences and bring them into the gallery or a public space where their existence would be perceptible and noted, and where it could, in a sense, communicate with the audience. The people whom I portrayed in my drawings are the residents of nursing homes in Mankato: tenants of Laurels Edge and Laurels Peak. I created three 106.3 x 78.7" drawings, realistic in their execution, while working on them in the Nelson Hall painting studio. My project, apart from resulting in a presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and exhibition by students of MSU in the CSU Gallery, will further progress upon the completion of my studies at MNSU: I will depart to my home country where I will be exhibiting works created at MSU at 2012 Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia. Finally, I have the intention of exhibiting these works at the solo exhibition which I will have in the Royal Capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, in the summer of 2012.

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Apr 9th, 11:00 AM Apr 9th, 12:00 PM

Portrait of Aging

CSU 201

My creative project raises attention to elderly people as a marginalized group by displaying the faces of individuals in a public space; they are people who are highly unlikely to ever leave the place at which they are situated. My grand scale drawings are aimed to extract the elderly from their residences and bring them into the gallery or a public space where their existence would be perceptible and noted, and where it could, in a sense, communicate with the audience. The people whom I portrayed in my drawings are the residents of nursing homes in Mankato: tenants of Laurels Edge and Laurels Peak. I created three 106.3 x 78.7" drawings, realistic in their execution, while working on them in the Nelson Hall painting studio. My project, apart from resulting in a presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and exhibition by students of MSU in the CSU Gallery, will further progress upon the completion of my studies at MNSU: I will depart to my home country where I will be exhibiting works created at MSU at 2012 Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia. Finally, I have the intention of exhibiting these works at the solo exhibition which I will have in the Royal Capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, in the summer of 2012.

Recommended Citation

Bulajic, Jelena. "Portrait of Aging." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-06/4