The University of Maryland MFA Thesis Exhibition showcases the artwork of graduating students from the Department of Art. Included in this year’s exhibition is the work of two degree candidates who present the culmination of their three years of creative research. 

 

May 1 through May 23, 2014 

 

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 an MFA thesis exhibition

an MFA thesis exhibition

The Greek word METAXU is translated as the preposition between and was used by Plato to refer to the dynamic exchange of abstract ideas and the material world. Modern and contemporary philosophers have developed this word into a theory of intermediaries. Both Lauren Frances Evans and Lauren Shea Little adopt this philosophy as a way to consider ideas of embodiment and the relationships of interlocking betweens. 

 

 

In addition to the work in the exhibition, I have also written a thesis paper entitled SIMULTANEITY: On Urges and Origins

 

If you'd like to read it, just click on the image to the left. 

Or, if you'd like a booklet of your own, you can acquire one HERE.  

 

ABSTRACT:

All creative acts can be seen as intermediary attempts to bridge the gap between the known and the unknowable. In this thesis, I discuss a number of material and immaterial interfaces (e.g., the body, holes, desire, mankind, sacred sites) – all of which concern humanity and the divided nature of our existence in space, time, and matter. Prompted by urges and the allure of origins, my creative work addresses the body as a site of irresistible paradox. Inverting the boundaries between what is and what is not, it continually draws attention to the void of longing.