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Boston University 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition II: Painting & Sculpture

Saturday, April 20, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019

Closing Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
BU 2019 Thesis Show poster

Sculpture & Painting II,

Featuring Kayla Arias, Max Bard, Matt Hufford, Erin Jesson, and Marsal Nazary.

The Master of Fine Arts in Painting program at Boston University teaches students to engage critically with this ancient form of expression. As artists, they make the medium contemporary through the recognition of their own sensibility, the maintenance of a rigorous material practice, and an awareness of the conditions of our time. The program encourages a diversity of artistic approaches so that students learn there is no right or wrong way to make art. They themselves have the freedom to define what painting means today. This variety is reflected in the work on view, the first of two graduate thesis exhibitions. These five artists have developed together, alongside their wider cohort, over the last two years, charting their practices in relation to one another’s.

The Boston University 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions represent the culmination of two years of intensive studio work and artistic research by graduate candidates in Painting, and Sculpture. For the first time, this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions are hosted both on-campus and off, simultaneously on view at Boston University Stone Gallery and at Laconia Gallery in the SoWa arts district of Boston’s South End.