SHIFT / Fix(ed)

UMass Dartmouth MFA Students Exhibiting at Hunter College, 930 Lexington Ave., New York City - October 6 - 31, 2018.

Taylor Maroney and Lauren Shepherd collaborative artwork
Taylor Maroney and Lauren Shepherd collaborative artwork.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 6-9 PM 

Thomas Hunter Project Space is proud to present Shift/Fix(ed), a series of multimedia collaborative works by MFA students from UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts from October 6 to October 31. 

What do the words Shift/Fix(ed) imply to contemporary art practice? We are told our political, environmental, and social worlds are shifting, in flux—perhaps on the precipice of change & revolution. The Postmodernist tradition, where the disruption of norms and critical stance in society was a given - is now under severe attack. Questions about the mutability of truth (fixed or un-fixed) permeate the culture. Are we talking to or at one another? Paired artists form a discourse in the production of wall based works in diptych format that considers the rough dynamics of the world they live, how their practice navigates (shifts) and/or participates in the public space. Curated by UMassD professors Jim Lawton and Janine Wong. 

Exhibiting Artists pairs: 
Chris Smith, Emma Young 
Jasmine Gonzalez, Heather Stivison 
Jesse Mason, Jeremy Duval 
Lauren Shepherd, Taylor Maroney 
Jennifer Halli, Kate Couturier 
Valleri Rami, Paulina Fuenzalida 
Madison Moreno, Stephanie Sileo 
Libby Bell, Beverly Arsem 
Xiaodong Xu, Tri Minh Mai 

Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building (930 Lexington Ave.) 

Please call or email with any questions, especially if you have trouble entering the event: Priscilla 347-743-1882 ursulasprag@gmail.com 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMass Dartmouth has over 500 students and is the flagship visual and performing arts college in the UMass system. Offering an art school experience within a four-year, national tier 1 research university setting, CVPA offers 16 concentrations in Art and Design, Art History, Art Education, and Music. CVPA courses are taught on two campuses: Paul Rudolph’s distinctive architecture of the main campus in Dartmouth, and the Star Store Campus in downtown New Bedford. Centrally located between Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, and Newport, UMass Dartmouth’s enrollment comprises 8,650 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 100 bachelor and master’s degree programs.


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