The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present the 2019 MFA Exhibition at two venues in Athens: the Georgia Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Georgia and the Deupree Building, located in downtown Athens at 458 E. Clayton Street:
Together, these exhibitions feature the works of 20 MFA students working in a variety media across a diverse array of themes and theoretical frameworks including ecology, migration, surveillance, the inhuman, propaganda, and the body. The exhibition includes objects and ephemera; paintings, prints, and photographs; lens-based work and installations; jewelry, textiles and ceramics; sonic art and relational situations. It is the culmination of three years of intensive study in the fields of art and design.
Participating artists include Justin Barker, Amanda Britton, Dimelza Broche, Shawn Campbell, Catherine Chang, Catherine Clements, Sydney Daniel, Lindy Erkes, Yusheng Fang, Matthew Flores, Sanaz Haghani-Nouri, Yiran Liu, William Major, Kimberly McWhorter, Esther Mech, Guadalupe Navarro, Jennifer Niswonger-Morris, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Paula Runyon, and Taylor Shaw.
The exhibition will be on view from April 12–May 19, 2019, with opening receptions on Friday, April 12th from 6-8 PM at the Museum and 8-10 PM at the Deupree Building.
It will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by artist and writer, Craig Drennen, forthcoming in summer 2019.
Congratulations on this major achievement by these young artists. The school of art, the Franklin College and UGA join in celebrating our graduate students and these exhibitions of their work. Well done and best of luck moving forward.
Image: White Hat (floor model) Lauren O’Connor-Korb, 2018-2019