What is There That We Cannot See?: The 22nd Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition

On view in the Clinton Adams Gallery
January 29 – May 14, 2016
with an opening reception, Friday, January 29, 6 – 8 pm
preceded by a members’ preview at 5 pm*

Juried by Courtney Fink

Walking through the studios of the University of New Mexico Graduate Fine Art students, I asked myself the question, what is there that I cannot see? Beyond the works that were left for me to consider were the ideas and experiences of the artists. What questions had they asked themselves and been asked? What countless experiments had they attempted to present this particular work at this moment in time? As emerging artists, it is the ongoing daily practice of thinking and making that leads to new discoveries. What exists beyond the visible is potential. What I did see – video performances, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, installation, socially engaged work, and collage – were excellent experiments in what is possible.

Participating artists:  Julianne Rose Aguilar, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Stefan Jennings Batista, Katelyn Bladel, Marcie Rose Brewer, Kaitlin Bryson, Eugene Ellenberg, Raymond Douglas Ewing, Erin Fussell, Abbey Hepner, Amy Elizabeth Johnson, Adrian Pijoan, Kristen Roles, Sallie Scheufler, Nick Clifford Simko, Brittany Michelle Sundheim, Ariel Wilson and Fiona Yang.

Courtney Fink is co-founder and co-director of Common Field, a new visual arts organizing network that connects contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist organizations and organizers across the US and beyond. From 2002-2015 she was the Executive Director of Southern Exposure, a 41-year-old non-profit organization in San Francisco that supports visual artists.

*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum

<strong>Julianne Rose Aguilar</strong>, <em>Falling Theme</em> (video still), 2015, Single Channel Video, 3 Minutes, 30 Seconds

Julianne Rose Aguilar, Falling Theme (video still), 2015, Single Channel Video, 3 Minutes, 30 Seconds

 

<strong>Kaitlin Bryson</strong>, <em>Everyone Told Me I Had To Be Strong For You</em>, 2015, Embroidery on Opuntia Stricta, 13.5” x 14”

Kaitlin Bryson, Everyone Told Me I Had To Be Strong For You, 2015, Embroidery on Opuntia Stricta, 13.5” x 14”

 

<strong>Stefan Jennings Batista</strong>, <em>Google Beach: 25.46’56.3”N80.07’40.5”W</em>, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 40” x 66”

Stefan Jennings Batista, Google Beach: 25.46’56.3”N80.07’40.5”W, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 40” x 66”

Main Image:
Marcie Rose Brewer, Popcorn (video still), 2015, Video, 1 Minute, 17 Seconds

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