Winter 2015-2016

These Paintings Turn Selfies into Something Extraordinary

The selfie: instantaneous, ubiquitous, often hilarious, and utterly disposable. But Maria Tsaguriya ’09 sees value in those self-directed snapshots, noting parallels with portraits of yore. “Traditional portraiture was something that was only affordable to higher classes,” she says. “Technology has allowed us to take a picture just about anywhere, instantly immortalizing ourselves.” Unfortunately, she adds,…

ACTION!
Kenneth Jones
Film and Media ’16

You had quite a summer, traveling overseas for three months. You started in Western Europe? I was supposed to meet a girl in Paris, but she had a family emergency. I’m impulsive and spontaneous, so I started exploring on my own. I was painting, exchanging photographs. I met a lot of young filmmakers. Travel culture…

INTIMATE PORTRAIT:
Mary Ragone Salvo
Apparel Design ’57

These images from Mary Salvo’s career in the foundation industry were included in a retrospective exhibition at her retirement community in Charleston, SC. She worked for Exquisite Form and Hollywood Vassarette in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Top Photo: When Salvo entered the industry, undergarments were typically black and white. “All of a sudden…

BARBARA ROSENHAUSE ROGOFF
Textile Design ’68

Barbara Rosenhause Rogoff was appointed director of development for the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL, a nonprofit art school for adults and children that has gallery and museum spaces. She concluded a 30-year design career in 1998, when she retired as the vice president of home furnishings at Nautica. Photo: The Lighthouse ArtCenter hosts exhibitions…

ANNE JOYCE
Advertising and Communications ’82

Anne Joyce owns SpringHouse Furnishings in Chadds Ford, PA. She re-creates 18th-century Pennsylvania period furniture for stylish restaurants and homes, using reclaimed wood from condemned barns finished with historically accurate milk paints and natural waxes. She also constructs sympathetic additions to restored farmhouses. The wide planks she uses derive from the American chestnut, most of…

LAUREN ROSENBLUM
Illustration ’82

Lauren Rosenblum, Illustration, is a fine artist in Huntington, NY, who paints nature studies on fabric. To start, she creates an underpainting by dyeing the cotton fabric a dark color, and then applies a bleaching paste to lay down the shapes. Only after ironing it can she see what she’s done. “It’s like you’re painting…

EDWARD UBIERA
Advertising Design ’99

Edward Ubiera designs the marketing materials, such as hangtags and labels, for Aéropostale. He also creates a small piece of art, using simple shapes in a neutral color palette, every day and posts it on Instagram. Last summer, he was invited by Mike Perry, known for drawing the animated opening credits of the TV show…