Tonight, from 6 – 8pm, the Visual Arts Gallery will host a reception for “Thanks…but it’s actually on purpose,” the second of two thesis exhibitions by students in the MFA Fine Arts Department. The show is curated by Augusto Arbizo, director of Eleven Rivington gallery, and includes drawing, painting, video, sculpture and installation. Located at 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor, the exhibition will run through Saturday, March 13.
One of the students in the show, Matt Craven, will also be exhibiting his work this week in the Fountain New York art fair with Baltimore’s Nudashank Gallery. Concurrent with Armory Arts Week–a collection of art fairs and events happening around The Armory Show–Fountain will take place March 4 – 7, Pier 66 at 26th Street, Hudson River Park, just down the street from the Visual Arts Gallery.
“Thanks…but it’s actually on purpose” also includes work by Jay Anderson, Susan Begy, Kari Britta Lorenson, Yun-Woo Choi, Kate Davis Caldwell, Chris Deriso, Lorena Duran, Maria Jose Duran Steinman, Teresa Henriques, Leonora Loeb, Laurel Lueders, Nathan Manuel, Bryn K. McConnell, Joey Miri and Vered Sivan. The rest of the graduating students in the MFA Fine Arts Department exhibited their thesis work in the exhibition “Multiplex” in January.
Image: Installation photo of “Thanks…but it’s actually on purpose.” by Matthew White