MVC Student R.J. Howes Hosts Senior Art Show

April 13th, 2015 - April 15th, 2015

Missouri Valley College Senior R.J. Howes of the College’s graphic design department, will host a solo art exhibition entitled “Distorted.” The show will be on display from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., April 13-17 in Baity Hall’s Vern Nestor Gallery. Howes is from St. Peters, Mo. and attended Francis Howell North High School.

“Distorted” will consist of work that is an exploration of today’s obsession with identity and social media and how people alter their online personalities to seem more appealing. Howes disagrees with this representation of identity.

“Social media is seen as a major form of communication nowadays. So much so, that platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are affecting the way we present ourselves in society. Because of that, our virtual identities can be altered to our own personal liking. Most of the time however, these are not accurate to who we really are,” Howes said. “Pixels and filters are only used to simulate beauty and attractiveness, but it’s really just a bunch of zeros and ones.”

With a background in fine arts and graphic design, Howes hopes to one day work as a freelance graphic designer and possibly animate for a portion of his career. Currently, he is a graphic design intern at the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. which is based out of Madison, Wis.

 

An opening reception will be held for the Show from 4:30-6 p.m., Monday, April 13 in the Vern Nestor Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

 

 



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