Corner - U of M MFA Exhibition

by - November 29, 2012

  • Katie Maish, Jennifer Burton, Brian Bundren, Kathleen Murray
    Fall 2012 Master of Fine Art Exhibition

    Opening reception: Friday, November 30, 2012, 5-7:30 pm
    December 1, 2012 - January 12, 2013

    Katie Maish
    Does a synthetic microcosm of culture – as presented at EPCOT World Showcase at Disneyworld – affect our perception of other places and cultures? Can we overcome this implanted vision when we experience the real thing? In her recent work Katie Maish uses photographic maps to unpack and re-present packaged culture in a newly envisioned world map.

    Jennifer Burton
    In Jennifer Burton’s recent work she escapes from the stress of life through ordinary, mundane activities and private moments in her bed. In this installation these moments are projected on a bed. Sharing her private moments create a relationship between the viewer and the subject.

    Brian Bundren
    Brian Bundren’s current work is about the physical properties and symbolic usage of wood. The unique grain lines, knotholes and tonal shifts found in each wooden object within his paintings are rendered in rich detail. Symbolically, the wooden forms stand as representations of human flaws.

    Kathleen Murray
    Kathleen Murray’s interest in photographing graffiti lies beyond recording the brightly colored markings and character drawings scrawled across the city. It can be more accurately attributed to the hunt and personal thrill of finding more and better graffiti, and being able to piece together the story of the city by its urban hieroglyphics. Graffiti depicts the colorful urban folklore and the coded languages found within the city’s narrative. The narrative quality and colorful imagery found within the city's graffiti can be tied the tradition of quilting. Murray’s body of work has produced a blend of the two mediums.


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