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_____: Revisited: 2020 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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Phung

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Fountain 3 (Miss Big Naturals) Photo: Saeid Janaati

2020, Mixed media installation

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Anika

Todd

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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15 OPEN

2020, Video, color, sound, 4:02 min

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CC

Calloway

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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virtue signal

2020, Embroidery on denim

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Hannah

Spector

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oceanic feeling Photo: Saeid Janaati

2020, Multichannel video, wood, (a list) unexhausted, vinyl

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Heather

den Uijl

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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Float

2019, Oil on canvas, 65 x 95 in

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Jerónimo

Reyes Retana

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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i-35 Photo: Saeid Janaati

2018, Video, color, 5:56 min

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Lauren

Bechelli

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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A Man on a Horse

2020, Oil on found canvas, found sculpture, found asphalt, 34.5 x 6 ft

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Maia

Snow

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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If when rebuilding Windows

2020, Oil on panel, 29 x 16 x 3 in

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Mathieu

Grenier

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Efflorescence des corps #6

2020, Cyanotype on cotton, 39 x 31 in

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Saeid

Janaati

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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Untitled

2019, Inkjet print, 40 x 50 in

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Will

Shea

_____: Revisited: 22 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

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House, stairwell | EMH, crowd | EMH, vase | EMH, stairwell Photo: Saeid Janaati

2020, Oil on canvas, 72 x 54 in

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Studio Visit with Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr.
Nov 22
12:00 PM

For this studio visit and critique, conducted through the game "Among Us," Gutierrez Jr. creates a critique space with performative scaffolding that is accessible to artists and non-artists alike. Guests will be given names to preserve anonymity, and a maximum of ten guests will be allowed in the critique at a time. Details on accessing the event are forthcoming.

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About the Artist

_____: Revisited presents thesis work from the 2020 Studio Art MFA cohort at The University of Texas at Austin:

Lauren Bechelli
CC Calloway
Heather den Uijl
Mathieu Grenier
Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr.
Saeid Janaati
An Phung
Jeronimo Reyes-Retana
Will Shea
Maia Snow
Hannah Spector
Anika Todd

Artist Statement

After a long, unforeseen hiatus, the 2020 Studio Art MFA cohort is proud to present their thesis exhibition, _____: Revisited. Comprising works in painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation, this exhibition celebrates the critical discussions and collaborative experience this group of twelve artists has shared over the past two years. The title of the exhibition is left intentionally open, acknowledging the long pause and recent return to work this cohort has experienced. Reconsidering their work in a new context, each artist is invited to fill in the blank.

Through a range of interdisciplinary practices, the artists each explore what it means to persist as a body trapped in time - a notion drawn from the French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard. To be a body trapped in time is to be a human observer, watching change happen right before your eyes while seeking ways to either grasp it or look away. Revisiting their work in the wake of a monumental change in the world and in their daily lives, each artist's work acknowledges these perspectival shifts: what it means to make art, what it means to be an artist, to be an activist, to be a good person; where purpose can be found, and how change can be made.