Innerverse: MFA thesis exhibit

Melissa Hill, "Innerverse". MFA Thesis Exhibit, March 30-April 3, 2015.

Melissa Hill, “Innerverse”. MFA Thesis Exhibit, March 30-April 3, 2015.

This week, see an incredible installation by Melissa Hill in the School of Art’s Fine Art Gallery. Her MFA thesis exhibit, titled Innerverse, is on view through this Friday, April 3rd. There will be an opening reception this week, so check back for details!

You can also see a related work by Hill here at Fenwick Gallery, as well as browse the books she has identified as influential to her practice.

Collude Collide – MFA Thesis Exhibit

The backside of Jay Hendrick's 100 paintings. See it in person this week over in the Art & Design building. Source: Jay Hendrick

The backside of Jay Hendrick’s 100 paintings. See it in person this week over in the Art & Design building. Source: Jay Hendrick

This week, MFA candidate Jay Hendrick exhibits his thesis work at the School of Art. The show, titled Collude Collide, features his paintings on canvas, cardboard and other materials traditional and not. One hulking piece in the show consists of 100 paintings successively painted and stretched over the same frame.  (The back of this piece is pictured above).

So, stop by Fenwick Gallery to see Jay’s work alongside the books he chose as his most prized. Then, head over to the School of Art (Fine Art Gallery, Art & Design building) to see his thesis exhibit. A sure cure for the mid-semester blues!

Opening Reception: Ties that Bind

Installation view of Nathan Loda's MFA exhibit, up through the end of this week. Source: Nathan Loda.

Installation view of Nathan Loda’s MFA exhibit, up through the end of this week. Source: Nathan Loda.

Tomorrow, swing by the School of Art for the opening reception of Nathan Loda’s MFA thesis exhibit in painting! Loda, a 2015 MFA candidate, is also featured in our Verbal/Visual exhibit. His textual influences include the work + life of Andrew Wyeth (as written by Richard Meryman), Glen Holsten’s documentary about painter Bo Bartlett, Sigurd Olson’s The Meaning of Wilderness and Greil Marcus’s The Old, Weird America, about the recording of Bob Dylan’s basement tapes.

Ties that Bind: Nathan Loda’s MFA Thesis Exhibit
March 16-20, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 18, 6-8pm
School of Art, Fine Art Gallery
George Mason University
Fairfax Campus

 

Verbal/Visual: The Texts and Influences Behind Mason’s MFA Artists

It’s here! The new exhibit, Verbal/Visual: The Texts and Influences Behind Mason’s MFA Artists, is on view through May 4th.

The exhibit features artwork by this year’s graduating MFA artists and the books that have most influenced their art + studio practices. Come on by to see their artwork and discover the books that helped inform and shape them.

Read more about the exhibit here.

Artists in the exhibit are:

Ceci Cole-McInturff
Jay Hendrick
Melissa Hill
Nathan Loda
Anne Smith
Ray Warshaw

Click their names to see images of their work and the books they chose!