Hyde Gallery Student Art Show

Hyde Gallery closes up the year with its student art show.


Photo by Matisse Sanchez

The Joker oil painting by Jarol Valdez.

Matisse Sanchez, Staff Writer

We’re nearing the end of the semester, and the Hyde Gallery finally opened up its doors for its regular student art show from Nov. 18 to Dec. 6.
Due to the delay in the new Performing and Visual Arts Center, the art show was hosted in Building 25. It contained various styles of art such as ceramics, photography, jewelry, paintings and digital media. Various pieces of artwork were available for sale.

Everyone sees art differently; no one interprets something the same. We may all have different thoughts, feelings and interpretations about a piece of art.

— Brenda Romero

Art can be expressed in many different ways; here on campus we can see students express themselves through words, their own bodies and in the art portrayed on paper. As seen at this semester’s student exhibition, the images, paintings and creations exhibited throughout the gallery showed depth and personality in each piece of art.
When you entered the gallery, your eyes rested on one of the most recognizable figures portrayed in an oil painting. Inspired by one of this years’ most highly anticipated movies, The Joker by Jarol Valdez portrayed a different view than what some of us saw in theaters.

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The Hyde Gallery Student Art Show.

“It was intense, to be honest, because personally when I saw the painting, he seemed out of place,” Student Brenda Romero said. “Which is the beauty of it too because it looks like it’s portraying hurt and what seems like longing when you look at his eyes.
“Everyone sees art differently; no one interprets something the same,” Romero continued. “We may all have different thoughts, feelings and interpretations about a piece of art.”
It wasn’t just the paintings that caught our eyes; so did the various pieces of ceramics presented throughout the gallery. One of the figures that was interesting was a ceramic labeled Shipwreck by Aimee Rinderknecht.
At first glance, you noticed the ship has been split into two alongside what seems to be a rocky mountain. But as you observe it more, you notice an angel that is hidden and coming up from the top of the ceramic. Its beautiful layout can be described as almost fictional and vivid with the decorations surrounding it.
Sculptures, aside from paintings, can convey several messages to a viewer. These two or three-dimensional works of art can convey many meaningful thoughts, feelings and ideas in this new world.

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“Shipwreck” clay sculpture by Aimee Rinderknecht.