MFA Thesis Exhibition
December 1 - 18, 2011
This exhibition is the first in an ongoing series of MFA thesis
exhibitions shown annually at the Tufts University Art Gallery as
part of the joint graduate degree program of Tufts University and
the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
About the artists:
"As children grow old, their "lovies" are not forgotten but
relegated to limbo. They are not mourned, but internalized and
memorialized. The objects themselves are laid to rest on dusty
shelves, childhood beds, and in boxes in attics and basements. That
is where I found them. Unearthed from their fated tombs, these
precious objects were posed for their posthumous portrait miniature,
which is displayed with an enshrined relic of the original lovie."
Portrait of Jackie Yonkers (Love-A-Lot Bear),
2011, oil on panel, 3x3 in.
Kim's large-scale sculpture reveals multicultural experiences using
architectural and natural environments as the basis of her art
practice. Through multicultural experiences in Korea, Saudi Arabia,
and the United States, Kim developed her interest in interactions
between the architectural and natural world. By adopting
architectural elements, such as wood joinery from Korean
architecture, Islamic Mosque patterns, and American geodesic dome
structures, Kim conveys a human-centric attitude towards nature in
Penrose, 2011, wood, rice paper, wire
Above and Beyond: Hors de Combat subverts the traditional
logic of the military video game by experimenting with the genre's
narrative and interactive conventions. By creating an alternative
environment for gamers to interact with war, Larkin hopes to
complicate the packets of experience that flash across intersections
among youth, culture, violence, nationalism, and interface.
Above and Beyond: Hors de Combat, 2011, video
The title of Katrina Neumann's exhibition, Pri Blan, is
Haitian Creole for "Price of the White" or "White Prices." In this
immersible installation, Neumann explores chromophobia, the action
of marking and deleting, and the travel memoir as a concept.
Inspired by the German Romantic painters to the ephemeral
experience, Neumann uses multi-media to
explore new landscapes.
Untitled, 2011, digital photography