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2016 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

A dirt and snow-covered ball on a dirt path
When

March 11 – April 2, 2016

Where

In-person Event

Slusser

Details

Exhibition
Open to the public
Free of charge

Thesis exhibitions by Stamps second-year graduate students are featured at Slusser Gallery, Work Gallery, and the Argus II Building in Ann Arbor from March 11 — April 22016.

Slusser Gallery: 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Opening Reception: March 11, 4:306:30 pm
Clara McClenon: Farther Along
Emily Schiffer: Haul
Alisa Yang: Sleeping with the Devil

Work Gallery: 306 State St., Ann Arbor
Opening Reception: March 11, 6 — 8 pm
Carolyn Clayton: Chain of Contagion

Argus II Building: 400 4th St., Ann Arbor
Opening Reception: March 11, 7:30 — 9:30 pm
Nate Morgan: Mouth at All Ends
Jon Verney: Thermophile
Alisa Yang: Please Come Again
Yoosamu: Unoriginal original

Carolyn Clayton: Chain of Contagion

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 6 — 8 pm
Work Gallery: 306 State St., Ann Arbor

Chain of Contagion is part extraction laboratory and part morgue/​seed bank for second-hand objects. Embracing the common human belief that everyday objects have an ability to retain and absorb invisible histories through contact, Carolyn Clayton uses sculptural machines and a participatory archive in an attempt to extract historical residues from objects with ambiguous or untraceable pasts.

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Clara McClenon: Farther Along

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 4:306:30 pm
Slusser Gallery: 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor

Clara McClenon’s new series of charcoal-based drawings employs layered mediums and intimate mark making to reveal a visual experience that is simultaneously splendid and fallible. Mining the artist’s study of information science and cognitive science, Farther Along moves through landscape scenes with structured forms and optical triggers. As a whole, the shifting, repetitive imagery of Farther Along conveys a desire to see, and therefore know, what is seemingly just out of view.

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Nate Morgan: Mouth at All Ends

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 7:30 — 9:30 pm
Argus II Building: 400 4th St., Ann Arbor

Through an investigation of materials such as dust and accumulated breath, the exhibition titled Mouth at All Ends uses sculpture and documented actions to magnify situations enduring a somewhat quiet violence.

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Emily Schiffer: Haul

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 4:306:30 pm
Slusser Gallery: 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor

In Haul, Emily Schiffer’s photographs and sculptures manipulate the concept of a family album to examine how history, memory, and culture are passed between generations.

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Jon Verney: Thermophile

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 7:30 — 9:30 pm
Argus II Building: 400 4th St., Ann Arbor

Tracing the artist’s journey across an array of volcanic landscapes, Thermophile presents the process and results of using geothermal water and mud to redevelop silver-based photographs. This elemental installation of photography, video, and painting explores the notion of co-creating artwork with the earth, and allowing natural systems equal agency in the process of transformation. 

jon​ver​ney​.com

Alisa Yang: Sleeping with the Devil

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 4:306:30 pm
Slusser Gallery: 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor

In Sleeping with the Devil, the artist uses found footage and a recorded Skype exorcism confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.

Alisa Yang: Please Come Again

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 7:30 — 9:30 pm
Argus II Building: 400 4th St., Ann Arbor

Please Come Again is a multimedia exhibition exploring the sensory environment and culture of love hotels in Japan. The show includes photography, installations, and a three-channel projection navigating the themed rooms in love hotels as a metaphor for the female body in contemplating one’s memory, sexuality, and cultural identity.

alisayang​.com

Yoosamu: Unoriginal original

Exhibition Dates: March 11 — April 2
Opening Reception: March 11, 7:30 — 9:30 pm
Argus II Building: 400 4th St., Ann Arbor

Remake plays a significant role in the construction of contemporary culture. Yoosamu is interested in how the process of remake can either update, defamiliarize or destabilize the original work by casting contemporary Animé elements in his reiteration of iconic Western paintings. In this exhibition, Yoosamu also explores how the process of remake can be utilized to reboot the transformation of traditional sculptures.

yoosamu​.com


Slusser

Slusser Gallery is permanently closed.