Spring MFA Exhibition 2009
The Graduate Thesis Exhibition is the last in a series of three Master of Fine Arts Degree Exhibitions for 2008/2009. This Spring Exhibition welcomes the artwork of three new talents to the professions of Painting and Sculpture. Most importantly, each exhibiter presents a unique approach to field they have chosen.
Lorri Deyer presents Art by Invitation in which she brings objects to the attention of the viewers in order to heighten awareness and call attention to the elusive nature of the Everyday. Much of her work takes place outside the traditional gallery setting in order to best confront the viewers in their daily lives. Her sculptures urge us to actively notice, fostering an awakening and reexamination of our experiences in the world. Art by Invitation is the culmination of her graduate inquiry in noticing the everyday through an artistic dialogue.
Ken Jones presents his own imagery to imply a blurring of the distinction between the form of the natural world and that of the synthetic human environment. Ruins, debris, litter or other evidence of human activity being “reclaimed” by the natural environment are examples of this idea. The imagery is intended to evoke some of the unforeseen negative results of technological progress as well, but always with some suggestion of the tenacity of the natural world.
Charles Hachadourian presents his new "earthen fragments" that are borne of a deeply sincere symbolic gesture and an array of elaborate rituals necessitating a purpose driven balance of physical and spiritual tenderness, strength and discretion. His work begins, both physically and conceptually, at landmark sites both intimate and personal to me in nature--idiosyncratic, yet accessible in their topographies, complex in their topologies--such as sites I have lived with (at) or have visited over and over again.