Spring Exhibit - 2020

Art Exhibits on Display Feb. 12–March 11, 2020

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes its Spring 2020 exhibits, which will be on display Wednesday, Feb. 12 through Wednesday, March 11. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5–7 p.m. in the Student Center where David McCamant will talk about his work at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the exhibitions are free and open to the public.

TMCC Main Gallery: Glorious Expanse: Paintings of the Western Sky by David McCamant

David McCamant paints his sky and landscape works as illuminated impressions of his subjects. He is intrigued by the relationship of the quality of light and the objects observed. Both a student of light and instructor of composition, David guides his students in the ancient application of Dynamic Symmetry to infuse their work with the powerful dynamics of the natural world. Always pushing himself forward, David is driven to maintain the abstract nature of painting while still communicating the true sense of place and time.

Born in Reno, McCamant began his personal work during his long successful career as a commercial artist, illustrator, art director, creative director, animator, animation producer and director. David trained himself in the artistic disciplines for most of his life until meeting his mentor and master painter, Brian Davis. Through him, McCamant studied the techniques of many great American artists including Emile Gruppe, Richard Schmid, and David A. Leffel. McCamant’s work has received thirty-seven professional awards and his paintings can be found in permanent and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Red Mountain Gallery: Sugar Coated by Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass

Guilty pleasures are portrayed in a vibrant world of bold imagery in Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass’s exhibit “Sugar Coated”. Her work delves into society’s complex emotions around what we desire, and more specifically, the mass marketed idea of desirability in lifestyle, perception, physical characteristics, conspicuous consumption and more. Luscious color and alluring imagery is expertly depicted with great detail in order to seduce the senses. The artist wields realism as a means to expose the lack of reality in socially constructed norms.

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass is a Los Angeles born painter who received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work depicts the psychology of the mind’s inner conflicts and struggles, portrayed through her figures outward appearance and gestures. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout California.

Erik Laurtizen Gallery: Beyond the Language by Mahedi Anjuman

Mahedi Anjuman is on a journey to find her true artistic self through a contemporary Avant-guard way. She is very involved in the contemporary conceptual art and experimenting with art mediums and is curious about existentialism and a being’s psychological impact of action-reaction. Her current works examine the process of transferring emotions to others through actions and reactions and the loss of meaning during this process, which she feels creates a void.

After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka in 2010, Anjuman was selected to participate in OGCJM2012 (Only God Can Judge Me) and her work was selected to represent Bangladeshi contemporary art in an International Contemporary Sculpture and Installation Exhibition in Venice, Italy with artist Yoko Ono. She is currently living in Reno, Nevada and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was born in Bangladesh, the land of the mystics.

Red Mountain Student Gallery: Trichotrillo by Ashley Frost

Art is more than a hobby or job for emerging artist Ashley Frost; it is a sort of cathartic release. She suffers from trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder where she involuntarily pulls out her hair. Controlled chaos in her artwork represents the uneasy struggle she faces. By being vulnerable and displaying her emotions surrounding trichotillomania she intends to forgive herself and bring a new perspective to those who may not know about the disorder.

Frost is currently a student at TMCC and plans to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno after graduating in May 2020. Her work has been exhibited at Artemisia Studios, TMCC and the McKinley Arts and Culture Center in Reno. Ashley received five honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing awards in 2018.