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Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions
Matthew Patterson / Clinton Rawls / Iris Bechtol
Matthew Patterson
Exhibition Dates: April 5–9, 2010
Reception, Friday, April 9, 5-7 PM
Iris Bechtol
Exhibition Dates: April 12–16, 2010
Reception, Friday, April 16, 5-7 PM
Clinton Rawls
Exhibition Dates: April 19-23, 2010
Reception, Friday, April 23, 5-7 PM

The Master of Fine Arts is a professional degree in the practice of art. It is unique in that it is the artist's terminal 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 2010 exhibitions feature three artists – Matthew Patterson, Iris Bechtol and Clinton Rawls -- showcasing their work in glass, film/video, photography and intermedia installation.

Nancy Palmeri, Graduate Advisor/Coordinator states, “The originality of the inaugural 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 Matthew Patterson, Iris Bechtol and Clinton Rawls 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.”

Robert Grame
Matthew Patterson

Taxonomy of Memory, 2009
glass and mixed media

Robert Hower
Clinton Rawls

Loaded Images , 2009
mixed media

Robert Hower
Iris Bechtol

Sheetrock , 2010
installation detail



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Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143, or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658



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