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Ready to Bolt: 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Master of Fine Arts Showcase From Miami University and the University of Cincinnati

03 March

02 April

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

The 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ready to Bolt, features work by five emerging artists from Miami University and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. The work on view features the culmination of years of artistic research in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography and video.

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Harris Martinson and James McKenna use material and painterly symbolism to explore existential questions related to personal freedom and the discovery of meaning. Glover Marfo draws from African vernacular design traditions to construct wearables that comment on universal gender and economic inequalities. Baylee Schmitt and An Wang’s weavings and photographs examine the intangible nature of memory, highlighting the transient nature of everyday life. Together, the works on view provide a snapshot of the concepts and practices being pioneered by some of Cincinnati’s most ambitious and up-and-coming artistic voices.

Students in exhibition:

James McKenna

Glover Marfo

Harris Martinson

An Wang

Baylee Schmitt

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The exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, in partnership with Miami University and the University of Cincinnati.

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