The annual Senior Exhibition is an opportunity for seniors to display works of their choice in their own space. We took this as an opportunity to not only show our work how we like, but to also make one cohesive exhibition. A starting point of that was creating a triptych of posters and using that same imagery on the invitations for the guests. Nghi's scanner and some photoshop turned our faces into backgrounds with texture and bold color. After that, we made a graphic with our names in the list, cleverly highlighted to read "join ania joi nghi" as another way of inviting people to come out to view our work.
Just a Pink Pile of Shit, an installation created for the exhibition, is a combined collection of found objects from the three of us. Whether from childhood, our room, the nearby Dollar Tree, or our campus, the pink pile serves as a storyteller that engages the viewer while raising questions. Inspired by Portia Munson's Pink Project (1994), we collected and displayed pink objects to raise questions about the color, what it means, and why it is so often tied to women and femininity. Just like Munson, we observed that as women grew empowered, the color pink became brighter and bolder, and similarly, we noticed how the pile and the objects within it spoke about how we are as women and how we want to be perceived.