Students in UD's master of fine arts program host Crane exhibition
2:03 p.m., May 7, 2012--A thesis exhibition of work by nine graduate students completing the University of Delaware’s master of fine arts (MFA) degree program will open May 10 and run through June 17 at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from noon-6 p.m. The Crane Arts Building is located at 1400 N. American St. in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.
May 23: Ocean Currents Lecture
May 24: Adelante
An exhibition reception will be held from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, May 10, with a bus departing from the UD Studio Arts Building at 5:15 and departing Crane at 9 p.m.
The exhibition represents the University MFA program’s interest in diverse approaches in art making and encouragement to develop a personal vision, according to Troy Richards, assistant professor in the Department of Art and program coordinator.
He said the contemporary drawings and paintings of Laura Cox, Caitlin Fennelly, Alex Fogt, Patrick Koziol, Michael Merry and Joshua Nobiling represent this diversity. Joey Grimm and Cynthia Stepp use sculptural strategies that blur the line between what is considered craft or decorative art and conceptual ideas, and Jeffery Moser deconstructs film and video to discover its phenomenological core.
“It is with pride and excitement that the MFA faculty celebrates the accomplishments of this year’s class," Richards said. "While the MFA thesis show is a culmination of two years of intense personal research by these individuals, it is also a launching pad, a leap into the world for these emerging artists.”
Article by Andrea Muddiman