Beginning today, June 1 the UMass Dartmouth 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition is on display in Boston at the Bromfield Gallery (450 Harrison Avenue). An opening reception is scheduled for this Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., at the gallery. The exhibition, which will be showcased through June 26, consists of a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, as well as, intricately made jewelry that utilizes both text and unusual contemporary materials.
The 2016 exhibition includes the creative efforts of fifteen UMass Dartmouth MFA degree candidates in the visual arts: Amy Araujo, Kendra Conn, Kelly Lynn Daniels, Yinan Dong (董逸男), Meaghan Gates, Marcia Goodwin, Kyungsun "Ariel" Lee (이경선), John A. Middleton, Mark Phelan, Sara Allen Prigodich, Cuong Abel Sy, Andrew Tedesco, William M. Vanaria, Lillian E. Webster, and Will Wolf.
The MFA Thesis Exhibition is a much anticipated and celebrated annual event showcasing the artwork of graduating students from the University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). The range of themes is equally diverse, including explorations of personal and cultural identity, feelings of loss, intimacy, memories and dreams as well as examinations of formal and conceptual space.