MICA MFAST 2020 Thesis Exhibitions
April 2 – May 14
Gibbs Street Gallery
This series of exhibitions is of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s low-residency MFA (MFAST) 2020 graduate students thesis work.
Artists in Gibbs Street:
Shannon Brinkley: Undo
Vacancy resonates from a functionless net, which has the potential to hold, bind, filter, release, and collapse. Intertwined knots and loops create intervals of space from repurposed fibers, discarded clothing and an unravelled net. The body is called into question by the net and the space it interrupts within the gallery. Layered video projections compress time and space: which intervals have been produced by current conditions and which are a record of time past? These artworks are a play upon what we seek to remember.
Lauri Hafvenstein: All That It Holds
What remains of the people, events and objects that inhabit a space when they are no longer materially present? If energy can neither be created nor destroyed, is it retained? All That it Holds considers that possibility, and asks how fragments of the collective energy that surrounds 155 Gibbs Street might be revealed through light and sound.
Azul Nogueron: True Trans Soul Rebel
True Trans Soul Rebel is an exploration of liberation of gender identity through spirituality; questioning the gender praxis while dismantling strict religious norms. Through the use of fibers and acrylic, relics of a past identity make their way to these painted narratives and form a dynamic altar installation. It is an homage to the unknown and the unbound while grieving the parts of life that were never supposed to be.