September 8 - October 8, 2017
Participating Artists: Nick Adam, Ben Aron, Sanié Bokhari, Nick Bridges, Shawn Bush, Wei-Chun Cheng, Rosemary Engstrom, Camila Escobar, Dove Drury Hornbuckle, Molly Kaderka, Arghavan Khosravi, Rebecca Levitan, Songlin Li, Chubai Liu, Angela Lorenzo, Cory Lund, Erick Medel, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Manan Narang, Gina Gwen Palacios, K.A. Sarrantonio, Aaron Simmons, Jay Simple, Jiehao Su, Yue Tan, Janine Wang, Ankang Xu
Curatorial Statement: The past year has been a deeply unnerving time to be in graduate school. As hateful politics entered the White House, we witnessed stability collapse and uncertainty rise. Created during this turbulent period, the work in Dismantled reveals the impact that the state of this nation has had on our community.
We have been forced to reconcile our roles as artists and designers with the current political climate. For some, this means directly addressing looming headlines, while others offer personal and poetic reflections that resonate with the immediate reality. A desire for exposition, a fear of concealment, and a search for both comfort and connection pervades the work. With urgency we move forward, looking for opportunities to react to decisions that are outside of our control, questioning if all that has been dismantled can be rebuilt.
Curated by Ada Goldfield MFA 18 PT