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Master of Fine Arts ExhibitionsPosted on April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 5:00 – 8 PM
The Gallery at The University of Texas Arlington is pleased to present the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The Master of Fine Arts is a professional graduate degree in the practice of art - unique in that it is the artist's terminal academic degree. The MFA in the Art + Art History department offers students a broad range of study and exploration within the areas of Intermedia, Film and Video, Glass and Visual Communication. As a requirement for completion of the degree, candidates are required to present a culminating exhibition demonstrating excellence in their chosen field. The Spring 2013 exhibition features ten artists - Elisha Burley, Caleb Dulock, Jesse England, Jeff Gibbons, Corey Gossett, Kight Haberer, Matt Heller, Hannah Hudson, Soyla Santos and Helen Schenck -- showcasing their work in film/video, visual communication and studio intermedia art.
Nancy Palmeri, Graduate Advisor/Coordinator states, "The originality of the MFA thesis exhibitions resides between the dynamic intersection of object and image and the equilibrium of well-directed theoretical structure. Following no formula, the work by all of the MFA students expresses the power of interplay between media. Their works are ironic, playful, striking, engaging, composed, tense, subversive, and beautiful. They suggest a visual account of each artist's ongoing transformation and individual studio practice. Their art reveals the scope and diversity of the artists within the MFA program at UTA, who are superbly balanced between the complex hemispheres of traditional and media-based art."