Shifting, Sifting,  by Caroline Hatfield

Shifting, Sifting, by Caroline Hatfield

2017 MFA Biennial

November 30, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop

This exhibition showcases artwork by current regional Master of Fine Arts candidates who strive to create new and challenging work while honing their craft. This bi-annual exhibition exemplifies the contemporary vision of artists as they emerge into the art world. The 2017 MFA Biennial, DOMESTIC, features artists Ashton Bird, Caroline Hatfield, Courtney Ryan, Hector Rene, Kimberly English, Natalie Hutchings, Sam Whalen, and Taryn Pizza.

DOMESTIC explores the physical and visceral experience that dissects the white-picket-fence standard of "The American Dream." This group of work investigates the domestic environment and the material clutter with which it is built. These artists individually seek to reuse, repurpose, rebuild, and redefine the personal experience in the larger cultural landscape. Their work points to the human potential for the grotesque, and sometimes abusive, relationship to "stuff."

From Kimberly English's fascination with domestic accumulation and the globalization of everyday life to Hector Rene's examination of what the average American watches, reads, eats, buys, and "Likes," this exhibition presents a thought-provoking array of materials and mediums. 

Curated by Morgan Hamilton

Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery