The Graduate Fine Arts Program presents AWAY FROM CENTER: 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition curated by Tiona McClodden.
The works in this exhibition explore structures and materials that defy first-take legibility while refusing passive engagement. These works purposely obscure, reveal, grieve, and elaborate form as a malleable function. The exhibition structure will engage the viewer with an arrangement that presents the refusal of a singular gaze by employing a choreographic method of pivoting to regain a firm stance and position. In this exhibition, which unfolds in two parts, the artists employ various methods of pushing information away from the center to engage with the periphery as a means to imagine.
The first exhibition is on view March 16–25; the second exhibition is on view March 30–April 8.
Gallery hours:Wednesday-Saturday 12-6PM
Thursday, March 16, 5:00-8:00PM
Opening Reception Part 1
Thursday, March 30, 5:00-8:00PM
Opening Reception Part 2
Tiona Nekkia McClodden [she/her] is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary.