MFA Thesispalooza, Part II

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Juxtapose- Ethan Mongin and Alan Hawley
Ethan Mongin and Alan Hawley held a joint show at StudioPlex on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

It was an interesting show because the work is so different in content and execution.
Ethan's work is line-driven and deals with his own visual reinterpretations of classic literature. It is about pattern and line and works just as well in black and white.

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One of Ethan's pieces from the "Treasure Island" series. The lines are inked by hand and color is added digitally.

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An image from Ethan's "Alice in Wonderland"series. All of Ethan's Thesis work can be seen here.

Alan's work, on the other hand, is hard-edged but not dependent on line, and deals with mythological gods, heroes, and apocalyptic scenarios of death and destruction. Alan is more interested in color and light, and built his thesis work around a series of specific two-color relationships; each piece in his 12-image thesis relies on two dominant colors to give each image the perfect palette for the narrative, and to make each piece visually unique from the rest.

"Plague of Rats". All of Alan's pieces are acrylics on illustration board.

"Death Dragon"

Ethan and his wife chatting with Julia Berman.

Alan and his mentor, Bryan Stelfreeze, always teaching. And Asa Ayers and Jay Montgomery

Great job, guys!

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