Students were treated to a unique form of art this past Thursday during the “ABST.RED” reception for assistant communication professor Daewhan Cho. Cho’s art is all digital, primarily abstract in form, but each piece stems from a personal story. One of Cho’s students, Malinda Wells, junior media production major, said she asked Cho about the work and feels the personal connections.
“It’s very personal,” Wells said. “I feel each one conveys a different message. I love it.”
According to Wells and other students, when most people think of Photoshop, they don’t relate it to a form of art.
“It’s not just clicking a mouse. You’re making art,” Wells said. “It’s different, because it’s all just digital art. It’s different from
Other students said they agree Cho’s art is different and in a good way. Another of Cho’s students, Devon Callaway, junior media production major, said he enjoys Cho’s art and is glad he came to support Cho.
“It speaks to his persona,” Callaway said. “It’s really abstract. I think it’s really cool because red is one of my favorite colors. (Daewhan) mentioned it in class today and he asked for us to come check it out so of course I want to be able to support him.”
Cho said he was pleased with the turnout. The upstairs Student Union Building gallery was well attended by students and the community at large. Fine Arts Manager Holly Gilchrist said she was happy with the turnout at the
“Overall, I’m pleased with how the reception the reception went,” Gilchrist said. “We had a great turnout from the community, students and faculty/staff. I encourage students and the rest of the university community to check it out.”
Cho said he agreed the turnout was good for his reception. He said he felt the support of his students as well as friends and community members.
“It went well,” Cho said. “I’m pleased my friends, students and colleagues came to support me. I’m really happy to be here.”
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