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"Corner" MFA Thesis Exhibition / Fall Semester 2012

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brian Edward Bundren, Jennifer Burton, Katie Maish, Kathleen Murray 

December 1, 2012 – January 12, 2013 Opening reception: Friday, November 30, 5 to 7:30 PM MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brian Edward Bundren, Jennifer Burton, Katie Maish, Kathleen Murray and Museum Studies Exhibition in ArtLab December 1, 2012 – January 12, 2013

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Brian Bundren Brian Bundren's current work is about the physical properties and symbolic usage of wood. The unique grain lines, knotholes and tonal shifts found in each wooden object within his paintings are rendered in rich detail. Symbolically, the wooden forms stand as representations of human flaws. Featured Below: Brian Bundren, Let's Get Things Nice and Sparkling Clear, Oil on panel. Installation Photos Here

 Brian Bundren

Jennifer Burton In Jennifer Burton's recent work she escapes from the stress of life through ordinary, mundane activities and private moments in her bed. In this installation these moments are projected on a bed. Sharing her private moments create a relationship between the viewer and the subject. Featured Below: (Detail) Jennifer Burton, Bed, Installation. 

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Katie Maish Does a synthetic microcosm of culture – as presented at EPCOT World Showcase at Disneyworld – affect our perception of other places and cultures? Can we overcome this implanted vision when we experience the real thing? In her recent work Katie Maish uses photographic maps to unpack and re-present packaged culture in a newly envisioned world map. Featured Below: (Detail) Katie Maish, It's a Small World, Digital Print on Backlit Film.
 Katie Maish

Kathleen Murray Kathleen Murray's interest in photographing graffiti lies beyond recording the brightly colored markings and character drawings scrawled across the city. It can be more accurately attributed to the hunt and personal thrill of finding more and better graffiti, and being able to piece together the story of the city by its urban hieroglyphics. Graffiti depicts the colorful urban folklore and the coded languages found within the city's narrative. The narrative quality and colorful imagery found within the city's graffiti can be tied the tradition of quilting. Murray's body of work has produced a blend of the two mediums. Featured Below: (Top) Kathleen Murray, Street View, printed vinyl, 2012, 122 x 220 inches. (Bottom) Kathleen Murray, Memphis Graffiti Quilt, aluminum & galvenized wire, 2012, 63 x 93 inches.

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