Visual Studies Senior Exhibition 2022
Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the online supplement to the in-person exhibition of the class of 2022 in Visual Studies. As is usual, the projects reflect the intellectual and creative diversity of the Visual Studies Program itself. Penn Visual Studies combines philosophy, psychology, history of art, fine arts, architecture, and other relevant perspectives. In pursuing the major, students complete course work in these various disciplines and choose an area of concentration within them. Each senior works with two faculty advisors from different areas; the VLST program greatly appreciates the work of these advisors, who come from across the University. The seniors themselves meet as a group throughout the year and provide criticism and feed back to one another. Their meetings have been led by two co-instructors, Gregory Vershbow (an artist) and Ian Verstegen (Associate Director). After so many troubling and troubled times, the seniors are fortunate to showcase their creative work in a gallery space for the first time since 2019. Each project is distinctive and represents the interests of the student, whether in the form of a research question concerning the intuition of quantum phenomena, the effect of language on vision, consumerism, social media, the expansion of modern artworks, museum architecture of the future, or the sublime. Congratulations to our seniors. Enjoy their show.