Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
The Gallery at UTA
April 9 through April 21, 2012
The Gallery at The University of Texas Arlington is pleased to present the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The Master of Fine Arts is a professional graduate degree in the practice of art – unique in that it is the artist’s terminal academic degree. The MFA in the Art + Art History department offers students a broad range of study and exploration within the areas of Intermedia, Film and Video, Glass and Visual Communication. As a requirement for completion of the degree, candidates are required to present a culminating exhibition demonstrating excellence in their chosen field. The Spring 2012 exhibition features five artists – Jorge Garza, Mary K. Helmes, Collin Hover, Patty Newton and Janet Morrow — showcasing their work in film/video, visual communication and intermedia studio art.
Nancy Palmeri, Graduate Advisor/Coordinator states, “The originality of the MFA thesis exhibitions resides between the dynamic intersection of object and image and the equilibrium of well-directed theoretical structure. Following no formula, the work by all of the MFA students expresses the power of interplay between media. Their works are ironic, playful, striking, engaging, composed, tense, subversive, and beautiful. They suggest a visual account of each artist’s ongoing transformation and individual studio practice. Their art reveals the scope and diversity of the artists within the MFA program at UTA, who are superbly balanced between the complex hemispheres of traditional and media-based art.”
All events are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.