A Place of Insight
"A Place of Insight," 8 University of Delaware, MFA Graduates explore different connections to cultural practices. Each graduate student will present very different works from one another, using different materials and different themes but there's a similar mood. This group of graduate students interacts with each other and is therefore linked to each other in their focus. Throughout their last semester, Pocket Utopia's Austin Thomas worked with this diverse group to select the work in the gallery.
Ian Sampson, an artist uniting the narrative talents of a writer with drawing ability, uses the gallery's wall as blank page. Daisy Quezada molds a bra out of porcelain, resulting in a single work that combines egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Corena Affleck's time-based ceramic performance will interact on the sidewalk, while her ceramic sculptures inside the gallery will be simultaneously entropic and traditional.
Combining sprayed areas with other techniques, Oscar Guerra, achieves an off-handed result that nonetheless brings Matisse to mind in his painting. Marion Stasiorowski's photographs of Philadelphia's urban fringes thread Walker Evans with Robert Smithson. Using a clay slip line, Ashley Barber achieves painterly marks bringing discrete objects into focus. Dave Krevolin's statuesque female allegorical figure raises one arm triumphantly, smartphone in hand. Michael Roche's large suspended ceramic vessel officiates as both gatekeeper to this group exhibition and harbinger for the display beyond.
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