To the editor:
I am writing to express some concerns about the review entitled "Senior Works Showcased in Kinetic" in the April 5 edition. For the students in the show, it represents the culmination of four years of hard work. We take it very seriously. It is a shame that The Lamron does not.
The photo of the work entitled "Harmony" credits the piece to Olivia Yang, when it is in fact the creation of Mayumi Kikuchi. We work for four years to develop our art only to have it misidentified in our final show. This is not only insulting, it speaks to an appalling lack of professionalism on The Lamron's part. If you are going to do something, do it right, or don't bother doing it at all.
As for the article, it is clear that the reviewer is far more interested in displaying his own vocabulary than in sincerely investigating and evaluating art. The work of Megan Webb gets a respectable two paragraphs but she is criticized because she does not display more than one piece.
It is a very good thing that Megan did not have multiple pieces because, based on what followed, inadaquate attention was given to displays with more than one work. Mayumi has her many works reduced to a one tiny paragraph which does not contain a single reference to a specific piece. My own display was of three pieces which together investigated a theme. Only one element of the trio juxtaposed with the first line of the art statement was commented on.To borrow from the review itself, the article was "lacking in comprehensiveness."
We art students do not mind criticism. We live with it throughout our undergraduate years and grow to appreciate it. But, like I said, we work hard, and we expect our critics to work just as hard. If The Lamron and its staff are not prepared or not able to produce well-crafted, accurate, and thorough reviews, then next year, please, stay home.