Imaginary Moments, an Ortega y Gasset Projects exhibition curated by Fritz Horstman (MFAST ’11), brings together four artists whose paintings, sculptures, and photographs explore an urge to create imaginary monuments, or document real ones. The desire to capture monuments stems in part from the artists’ recognition and celebration of the precariousness of contemporary culture and current historicizing trends.
The artists featured in the show are Aimée Burg, Mark Dixon (MFAST ’12), Thale Fastvold, and Emily Hass.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at The Old American Can Factory, 363 Third Avenue, Ground floor, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition runs through May 24. For more information, visit www.oygprojects.com.
“Context Contingent,” a group exhibition of works by recent MFAST alumni, was recently reviewed in The Buffalo News and Step Out Buffalo. From The Buffalo News: “Working in a loose thematic framework, the artists present views of human interactions, big and small, wildly fantastic and deeply interpersonal. Each artist seizes on a particular facet of what it means to be in a place, whether that is alone, among strangers in a crowd, or facing down industrial environmental destruction.” To read the full reviews, visit www.buffalo.com and www.stepoutbuffalo.com.
“Context Contingent,” a group exhibition at 464 Gallery in Buffalo, NY, was organized jointly by the six graduates of the MFAST Class of 2014 (Erin Barach, Laura Borneman, Ashley Lathe, Joy Moore, Nikki Moser and Miguel Navarro) and their faculty mentor Nicole Herbert (adjunct faculty and MFAST alumna- Class of 2009). Their work seeks to demystify and revel in our familiar, lived environments, while simultaneously framing and fracturing the ideological underpinnings.
An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 6-10 pm. The exhibition runs through April 29. Visit www.464gallery.com for more information.