Fall 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
November 10–29, 2012
The works of Abby Bennett, Ryan Everson, Chase Folsom, Nicholas O'Brien, Joanna Powell and Summer Ventis focus our attention on constructed landscapes, which challenge assumptions about what is interior versus exterior, or what constitutes our ideas of the pastoral, of home, or of childhood. These sculptural installations, or “imagined spaces,” act as theater sets or backdrops for actions that are about to unfold, or as disrupted narratives. All these works present environments hauntingly devoid of human life. What remains is only the evidence of habitation, together with a relevant display of their constituent objects.
—Kim Dickey, Professor, Department of Art and Art History