Holy Family University Art Gallery Presents Seriously Hilarious
Exhibit Dates: April 6 – May 2
Artist Reception: Tuesday, April 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
On Tuesday, April 12, Holy Family University will host an artist reception for senior William Goebig to discuss his senior art exhibit Seriously Hilarious.
From the Artist: “This body of work is entitled Seriously Hilarious because there is a sense of duality to my art making. In one aspect, I am very serious and strict in my technique to create balanced and aesthetically pleasing designs. In the other aspect, I am looser and more spontaneous, like in my paintings and drawings of exaggerated features and abnormal situations. It is through these two styles of art that I have found my personal balance in art and in life.”
“Throughout my time as a student and during the course of my life I have always, quite literally, drawn on any piece of paper that was in front of me. These drawings usually turned out to be nothing but partially finished sketches of faces or letters. Although different, they always had one thing in common—they all ended up in the trash and I never paid them any mind. Recently I decided to use these sketches, give them life, and break away from the guidelines and rules that I thought art had to follow. My art today is a result of sketches that were either on a blank piece of paper, the back of a syllabus, or in a sketchbook. This work is a break away from the seriousness of life and art, and is fun because life is hard and everyone needs a chance to escape; this is mine.”
“As a Graphic Designer, art plays a different role, which can be viewed as more strict and serious. The majority of my graphic art focuses on the guidelines of design. I enjoy making balanced designs because it allows a different approach to creation. It allows me to create a piece of art that I can look at and know that it can make sense by itself. My graphic design work is serious while my paintings and sculptures are hilarious.”
The event will take place at Holy Family University’s Education Technology Center (ETC) in the lobby and art gallery. Parking is available to all in the Campus Center parking lot in the visitor section without restriction.