Theo·to·kos: Late Greek, the God-bearer
"Technology is definitely the scout, but artists are the oracles giving meaning to what is being discovered, and we tend to be less progressive and more into reminding people about the big meta-narrative that we have been walking out.
There is some imagery that we can’t seem to shake. That’s not true about materials; though some stick around for a while, they often are replaced by new methods of production or the adaptation of something else made for different intentions."
JAY WALKER, originally from South Texas, moved to Philadelphia in 2004 for a Master of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. After graduating in 2006, Walker began regularly showing in national group exhibitions, in such places as the DCCA in Wilmington, Bambi Gallery and Pageant Gallery in Philadelphia, Artist Space and Space 38|39 in New York City, and most recently at Center of the Arts in Collingswood, NJ. He also had two solo exhibits in 2010 at the Abington Art Center and the James Oliver Gallery.
To see more of Jay's work, visit his website at www.jaywalkerstudio.com.
From my book features the installations and artistic vision of Jay Walker, but it also includes the collaborative efforts of three Gordon art students. Jay wanted to involve students in the design and installation, and these three art majors have been an integral part of the process.
Michela Kendrick-Tedesco ‘13
Michela is a senior art major from Franklin, MA, with concentrations in Design and Drawing/Printmaking, as well as a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies. In addition to being an AJ Gordon Scholar, she has worked as an intern for Return Design, Gordon’s own non-profit design agency, and volunteered with Homeless Ministry. Michela also has a passion for photography and recently completed an independent study in alternative darkroom processes.
Becky Orcutt '16
Becky is a freshman art major from North Bend, WA, with a concentration in painting. One of her self-portraits won Best in Show in the 2012 No Big Heads National Self-Portrait Contest, which was then juried into the Compassion Exhibit at Harvard University. She also received the National Merit Award in 2D Art in the Annual National Fine Arts competition (2010-2012), in addition to receiving the WA Governor’s Choice Award and Jury’s selection award in 2011.
Her artwork is represented by Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA. Becky’s other interests include art education and theatre, and she recently performed a leading role in the Gordon College Theatre Department’s production of Working: A Musical.
Damaris Gibaldi '16
Damaris is a freshman art major from Queensberry, NY, with a concentration in painting and a double minor in Sustainable Development and Outdoor Education. Her artwork has been displayed in the New York State Capital Building in Albany and the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. In addition, Damaris has worked as a commissioned portrait painter and has illustrated a coloring book for the Chapman Museum in Glens Falls.
As a high school student, Damaris was president of the National Art Honor Society at Queensberry High, and she was named a recipient of the Teen Excellence Award by Glens Falls’ Post Star news. At Gordon, Damaris has become involved with Advocates for a Sustainable Future and the Theatre Department, in addition to working with the Art Gallery.