adjective: using or involving the use of minimum of
words; concise to the point of seeming rude or
noun: liquid offering, tribute, gratuity, or endorsement to
the sublime; celebratory benefection in remembrance;
laconic libations is a thesis exhibition by Beloit College senior art majors Maria Aschenbrener, Eva Haykin, Brooke McCammond, and Grace Zaffiro. Their work tackles various topics such as institutional barriers, the artistic process, the COVID-19 pandemic, and internal struggles of the mind. The artwork displayed in this exhibition incorporates a wide range of mediums that simultaneously work to capture the voice of each artist and provide visually provoking compositions.
Meet the artists
Acknowledgements: A very warm and special thanks to George Williams for his guidance and support.
Maria: Thank you, Sophie, for keeping me sane and bringing me diet coke. 1365244 :() Nana & Cathie, thank you for making all of this possible! Mike and Peter, thank you for always being a phone call away and letting me send selfies. Love you all with everything.
Eva: Big Thank you’s to Leah, Demi, Miranda, Ben, Toryn, Layna, and Evangeline for your encouragement and support during the creation of this work! You are all loved more than words can say. An extra thanks to my professors, to my studio-mate Maria, and to the makers of Klean Strip Mineral Spirits for keeping me tidy.
Brooke: A special thank you goes out to my darling mother who constantly inspires me to be whoever I desire to be, my father who willingly helps me brainstorm titles for my pieces, and the love of my life who always supports me in my artistic endeavors. My love and eternal gratitude goes out to you all.
Grace: Thank you Gwen, Nicholas, Emily, Leah and Jim for being my unconditional support system. You’ve always believed in me and will always inspire me to keep making art. I love you all very much.