Andrea Bagdon’s, video “Specter and Spectator“ was juried into the Graduate Student Screening at the 108th Annual College Art Association’s Conference from February 12th to February 14th, 2020 at Colombia College Chicago. The conference brings over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals in all stages of their careers to this national conference every year.

Bagdon created the piece as part of experimental video class, taught by Jason Bernagozzi, Associate Professor of Electronic Art and Digital Foundations.

She is currently an MFA candidate and is a figurative painter whose work examines intimate and disrupted domestic scenes. Previously she was working from photographs but her newest paintings are the result of a using still images from the manipulated videos. The video editing creates aftereffects, layering scenes and moments on top of one another. The resulting paintings are surreal, have a sense of movement and time that addresses the obsessive cultural programming of the female psyche. The video editing also creates unexpected color combinations and textures.

The College Art Association was founded in 1911 and “promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art”, according to their website. CAA publishes The Art Bulletin, a notable journal for art historians in English, and Art Journal, a quarterly journal dedicated to contemporary art and visual culture.

“This exhibition is highly competitive and will share Andrea’s work with a broad audience of professionals in her field. The Art & Art Department is very proud of her accomplishment!” says Suzanne Faris, Art and Art History Department Chair.

The video will be on on view through February 24th at the ARTexchange in the The Hokin Gallery.