Laura Borneman (MFAST ‘14) presents solo exhibition, “Varied Perspectives”, at Buffalo Arts Studio

In Laura Borneman’s work, perception of place is fictionalized into invented structures and scenes that are not literal, but are expressive of states of mind, imagination and fantasy. Working between sculptural form, painting and drawing allows the artist to explore the psychological aspects of interior space, whether it be imaginative or reflective of actual structures. By stacking a variety of modalities she addresses the absurdities of the human condition and the urgent search for stability and clarity through everyday pursuits. Borneman juxtaposes shapes and structures that suggest impermanence, giving shape to anxieties. Rather that presenting clear answers or sound solutions, the work accepts the absence of any singular path or prescriptive guideline for seeing and experiencing the world.

On view through August 4, 2017.

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“Blush”, a two-person exhibit featuring Emily Hoxworth (MFAST ’19), on view at the Mansion at Strathmore

This exhibition traces Hoxworth’s evolution from representation toward abstraction in painting, as well as her new fiber-based sculptural work. Probing internal experiences of sensation and desire and external experiences of movement, Hoxworth explores the human body as a part of nature – a force that’s beyond control or understanding – a fluid force of growth and change.

On view through August 6, 2017.

The Mansion at Strathmore is located at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

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Caitlin Albritton (MFAST ’18) on the cover of “New American Paintings”

The gym is a place where everyday antics—sexuality, competitiveness (within and between the sexes), ego, and primal behaviors—are amplified in a stage-like environment where there is a hyper-awareness of bodies in a public space. Engaging the politics of looking through both male and female gazes, we sneak glimpses of others in mirrors and through makeshift windows in gym equipment.

Instead of idealizing the body, I’m interested in exemplifying its strangeness, as well as the peculiarity of certain gym exercises and the awkward, compromising, sometimes sexual positions they put people in.

Most people have entered a gym at least once in their lives, or have goals to promote their own health and live longer, happier lives. Telling gym stories through serious yet comical visual narratives, I hope to bring up conversation about gender issues, body politics and trends, competition, and the propaganda of progress in other spheres of our lives.

-Caitlin Albritton, 2017

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