Friday, February 4, 2011

Select works by 2nd Year MFA Students
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Curated by Candice Madey
February 9 – April 9, 2011
Hunter College Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street, New York, New York
Opening reception: Friday, February 11, 6 – 9 pm

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Master of Fine Arts program presents the exhibition Vagabondage at the 2011 College Art Association (CAA) New York Area MFA Exhibition. Curated by Candice Madey of On Stellar Rays, Vagabondage features the work of seven MFA candidates: Loo Bain, Daryl Bergman, Amber Cowan, Emily Davidson, Emily Rooney, Dan Schein, and Lindsay Wraga. Working in a variety of materials including painting, sculpture, glass, fiber, photography and video, Madey writes “works in Vagabondage embody the spirit of the vagabond. Myth and meaning is found on the periphery and only with the knowledge gained from a solitary quest…These works present a similar duality: alluding to social constructs and cultural rituals, yet simultaneously pushing against and evading such limitations.”

Vagabondage, along with the exhibitions of fellow New York area MFA programs, will be on view from February 9 through April 9, 2011 at the Hunter College Times Square Gallery at 450 West 41st Street, New York, New York. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 – 6 pm. An opening reception will take place on Friday, February 11, from 6 – 9 pm.

About the curator
Candice Madey is currently the director and owner of On Stellar Rays, a NY-based gallery with an interest in the intersection of and disruptions between performance and other media. Formerly she was director of Mireille Mosler, Ltd. in New York, and an independent curator and art consultant. She has 12 years of experience in the art world, including positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Christie’s, and galleries in the Midwest and in New York. She has a Masters in Business Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Art History and French from the Ohio State University.

About the Tyler School of Art MFA 2011 Thesis Exhibitions Series
Tyler School of Art Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions are the culmination of each student’s two-year career at Tyler and represents, for many, their first professional one-person exhibition. The series includes students from all Tyler departments and an array of media: painting, sculpture, glass, printmaking, metals/jewelry/cad-cam, graphic and interactive design, fibers, photography, ceramics, and more. From March 16 – May 14, 2011, each week features several exhibitions at Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, located at 12th and Norris Streets in Philadelphia, PA. A complete listing of exhibitions click here.

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