Part 2 — 2016 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition Colloquium

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm

Visual Arts Center

Free and open to the public

Part 1 of colloquium takes place Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm


Gracelee Lawrence (MFA Studio Art, 2016)

Amy Hauft, Studio Art Graduate Advisor and Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History, will moderate in-depth conversations over the course of two nights with the graduating artists whose work is presented in the 2016 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition.

This evening will feature the following artists:

Annie May Johnston (Colorado) compresses layered and abstracted interiors through skewed perspective, pattern, collage and layering, resulting in a dream-like and optically vibrant environment.

Gracelee Lawrence’s (North Carolina) works consider the systems and structures of control around female bodies. She uses food as a reference to and replacement for the body in sculptures, fountains, videos and drawings.

Bryan Martello (Massachusetts) uses the camera as an elevating tool, transforming the overlooked and cheap into the desirable, thereby constructing a catalog of eccentrically touched images.

Annie B. Miller (California) paints liminal spaces of sensuality and desire, the longing to touch, to penetrate, to hold and make contact and the inherent failure or displacement of this longing.

Anne Clare Rogers’ (Minnesota) minimal sculptures are odd approximations of human bodies. They locate themselves somewhere between the wish and the fact.

Presented in conjunction with the 2016 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition, on view April 15 – May 21, 2016.

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