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Student Art League Artist of the Week: Laura Sweeney 

By Jada Butler
News Editor

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 the Student Art League (SAL) Gallery located on the first floor of the library presented artwork by second year MFA in fine arts student, Laura Sweeney.

Photo by Jada Butler
Laura Sweeney, displays her artwork in the SAL Gallery in the library.

Sweeney displayed seventeen of her sketched and screen printed works. The theme of her showcase was pop culture icons. The exhibition featured portraits of characters from television shows “Twin Peaks” and “Stranger Things,” and K-Pop artists such as Kris Wu. “It’s just stuff I’m into,” Sweeney said.

Sweeney has had two other showcases in the SAL Gallery before; her first was similar to last week’s theme, where it featured pop culture. Her second showcase featured traditional charcoal figure drawings. Usually gravitating towards drawing and oil paintings, Sweeney is experimenting in screen printing. “I kind of just try to challenge myself and experiment with different mediums,” she said.

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the MFA students will have a show in Bushwick featuring screen print. Sweeney will be showing two of her own pieces.

After her graduate degree, Sweeney plans to become a professor, either on campus or in the CUNY system. Sweeney will also continue to do illustration.

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