NEXT at the Corcoran is a dynamic, interactive, and innovative presentation of work by the graduating students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. NEXT includes both an exhibition of the thesis work of the Bachelor of Fine Arts class of 2013 and a showcase of the Masters of Arts degree programs at the Corcoran.
Our design concept, Interweaving Connections, refers to how individuals interact, interweave, and intersect to create a unified community and networking system. The students of the Corcoran College of Art + Design make up this community.
This concept is best exemplified with simple pieces of string, with each string representing an individual. The path of the string mirrors the journey we take as artists and students during our four years at the Corcoran. As the strings overlap and converge they create a network that unifies us despite our differences in style, medium, and methods of expression. At the same time, the web it forms connotes the creative thought process that we, as artists, experience.
The NEXT identity was a team project with Ashley Hopkins, Maribel Gray, Lauma Dinemann, Lita Ledesma, Kat White, Allie Nambo, Monica Chance, and myself along with Maria Habib, Design Director for the Corcoran Gallery.