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SUArt Galleries Opens ‘The Way Out: MFA 2014’
The Syracuse University Art Galleries has opened “The Way Out: MFA 2014.” The annual Master of Fine Arts exhibition features 21 artists from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This year’s presenting artists are working in a variety of media, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, film and site-specific installation.
The exhibition will run April 3-May 11 in the Shaffer Art Building. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The SUArt Galleries will host a free opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. Patrons are welcome to view the exhibition until the gallery closes at 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
What sets the artists in “The Way Out” apart is the reinterpretation of traditional media into a contemporary context. Painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and film—all familiar instruments in the foundation of art making—have been introduced in a fresh milieu of concept and craft. Oil on canvas partnered with documentary video, works on paper that combine printmaking, drawing and painting, and site-specific installations of ceramic sculpture and photography. They are fused with both familiar and previously unexplored concepts that range from notions of gender, family and place to abstract narratives and sensory interaction.
Select programming associated with the exhibition includes a Lunchtime Lecture with SUArt Galleries the assistant director and faculty advisor for the exhibition Andrew Saluti on Wednesday, April 9, and a Lunchtime Lecture with M.F.A. artists on Wednesday, April 30, both beginning at 12:15 p.m.
The exhibition and programs are free and open to the public. Complete information and related programming is available by visiting the official exhibition website at http://suart.syr.edu/.