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‘Greatest Hits’ on display

As the cul­mi­na­tion of their North­eastern expe­ri­ence, the work of more than 50 seniors in the Depart­ment of Art + Design will be on dis­play in Gallery 360 until the end of May. The show is aptly titled “Greatest Hits,” rep­re­senting the best work of the department’s most tal­ented young artists.

“This senior class is by far the best we’ve had yet,” said John Kane, a lec­turer in graphic design and one of this year’s exhi­bi­tion coor­di­na­tors. “These stu­dents have real talent and this show is a cel­e­bra­tion of the end of their five years in the program.”

Kane sat on a com­mittee with two other fac­ulty mem­bers, Dou­glass Scott, a lec­turer in graphic design, and Andrea Raynor, an aca­d­emic spe­cialist in pho­tog­raphy, all of whom were respon­sible for advising the stu­dents, pro­ducing the show, and acting as judges.

The exhibit was slated to open on April 22, but was pushed back because of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings on April 15. Despite the tragedy, the stu­dents were deter­mined to move for­ward with the show, which will run through May 28.

“This show has been a nice coun­ter­point to every­thing that has been hap­pening in Boston recently,” said Kane. “In a way, it’s cleansing to com­mu­ni­cate through art.”

The work on dis­play ranges from pho­tog­raphy and graphic design to fine art and animation.

Anne Latini, a senior graphic design major, has two pieces in the exhibit: a type­face, which all graphic design majors create, and her degree project book Feed. While Feed focuses on cooking, it’s not exactly a recipe book.

Feed isn’t your usual cook­book,” Latini explained. “It’s rather a cooking instruc­tional guide, com­plete with methods, ratios, and other cooking basics to live by.”

Other pieces in the exhibit include A Picnic, a quilt made with recy­cled plastic bags and duct tape by senior art major Holly Jamison;Sin­ga­pore: An Infor­ma­tional Guide, an info­graphic with infor­ma­tion on the country’s pop­u­la­tion, his­tory, and prin­cipal exports by senior graphic design major Jus­tine Findra; and Falling Stone Wall, a large canvas cov­ered with pieces of painted fabric by senior studio art major Kathrine Briedis.

This article was originally published by news@Northeastern