Senior graphic design major Daniel Daum is bringing something unique and multifaceted to the McClelland Gallery. In his show, Take Another Look, he explores stories not as progressions of time, but rather as different parts or angles that make up a story. I had a conversation with him concerning his show and what we can expect.
Cameron Cizek: How does this show reflect your career at Union?
Daniel Daum: I’m a graphic design major so it helps to show what I’ve been working on while being here.
CC: Understandably! So, what is the chief takeaway you want people to have from this show?
DD: There are two things that I think I primarily want people to take away from my show. The first is to understand different perspectives, that there is more than just one side to every story. There are things that you may not see in every situation that sometimes requires a different perspective to see the positive when everything seems to be falling apart. The second would be to enjoy life, be imaginative and don't let the world get you down.
CC: A very interesting and unique approach to an exhibition. Then how would you describe yourself as a creator? Does your life experience influence your artwork?
DD: I'm a strange creator, I like to view things in different ways and twist the way that you might normally look at things. I have gone through many trials in my life, but I made it through each of them. Sure, scars may have been left, but I made it. I can still laugh, joke around, imagine and have fun. So what do I have to be sad or depressed about?
Daum’s exhibition Take Another Look is at the McClelland Gallery now through November 17. The McClelland is Union’s very own art gallery and located in the Ortner Center. The gallery serves as a location to provide aspiring and senior artists a location to display their work for not only Union College, but for the community of Lincoln.
Cameron Cizek is a junior studying computing.