E. Pennisi, instructor in the digital media and animation program of Alfred
State College, has an exhibit in the Wellsville Creative Arts Center through
June 4. The exhibit, "Snippets," is comprised of traditional and digital
images from three different bodies of work interrelated by process.
Pennisi states: "Art is a means to explore my visual surroundings in order to
gain understanding of form, space, and, most importantly, the interaction of
forces. Systematic deconstruction of objects and the space they occupy
provides raw material for new configurations. My foray into the digital
realm allows diverse imagery and disparate ideas to merge into new forms.
Recent work begins with fragments or snippets of traditionally made imagery
which are isolated and reconfigured into new images left open without secure
means of identification. They become images that require navigation by
Pennisi earned a
bachelor of fine arts degree from SUNY College of Ceramics and a master of
science in education degree at Alfred University. Additionally, she
studied under the artist C. Katherine Nelson of Alfred. She possesses expertise
in areas of large format digital imaging, electronic imaging, and artist
multiples through the Institute of Electronic Arts of the School of Art and
Design, Alfred. Pennisi began service at Alfred State as an adjunct
instructor in fall 1994. In fall 2001, she began her fulltime teaching
career as an instructor in the Department of Computer Imaging and Architectural
Engineering Technology. She was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence
in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2007.