True Affair: A FA Senior Thesis Exhibition

February 5 – February 8, 2012
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

With any relationship, there is a light and dark side to all our affairs. Places of refuge and security can become hostile. Love, once sweet and calm, can erupt with rage with its own passion to keep the loved one close. Adoration is slowly replaced by fatal attraction. The exhibition True Affair by sculptors Starr Riovo and Alvy Vereecke and printmaker Mike Bailey delves into not only the malice but also passionate aspects of love and obsession. The body of work is a depiction of how each artist has been driven to act and react within their relationships.


Starr Riovo talks about understanding a relationship by investigating her own relationships and exposing the raw emotion. Alvy Vereecke explores the environment of a home where sanctuaries can twist into combative and fiery forces. Places of harmony are transformed by lovers, family and friends. They can become battlegrounds invisible to an outsider. In choosing corporate logos, Mike Bailey explores the message behind the visual. His work encourages the viewer to consider their own response to corporate logos they no longer “see” and reconsider how they might respond to them.

True Affair will be on display in Crossley Gallery from February 5th to February 8th, 2013 between the times of 10:00am – 4:00pm. An artist talk will proceed the opening on February 6th from 11:30am – 12:30pm hosted in the Crossley Gallery, enabling the public an insight to the artists and their work. The exhibition will conclude with a closing reception February 8th, 2013 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Artist Information:

Starr Riovo

Alvy Vereecke

Mike Bailey

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