Jul 3, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022
The Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies presents the 2022 Thesis Exhibition series, featuring Stashia Cabral, Élan Chardin, Laura Jean Foster, Amy Gibson, Ondrea Levey, Kelly Marshall, lynn ruth stephens, Devon Pardue, Jenny Wilde, and Ahuva S. Zaslavsky
The exhibition series kicks off with a reception at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (CCAC) galleries on Thursday July 7 from 6-8pm. Free + open to the public.
The exhibitions take place for five weeks across the galleries of PNCA including the Center for Contemporary Art & Visual Culture (CCAC), the Design Corridor, Holt Gallery, Gallery 157, and the Mediatheque, and are open during regular opening hours at PNCA, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM daily.
Each week, a new solo exhibition or series of solo exhibitions will open periodically throughout the summer with a reception for in-person viewing on the Thursday of each week and public thesis defenses noted on the schedule below. Installation documentation will be available August 19th on PNCA’s Online Gallery. In-person viewings will be available by sign-in at the PNCA security desk during regular building hours from 8:00 AM–5:00 PM daily. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.
July 3–9th in PNCA’s CCAC: Half Life, Kelly Marshall Reception: Thursday, July 7th, 6:00–8:00 PM Thesis defense: Friday, July 8th, 2:00 PM
July 13–19th in PNCA’s CCAC: Under The Net, Amy Gibson Reception: Thursday, July 14th, 6:00–8:00 PM Thesis defense: July 15th, 2:00 PM
July 23–29th in PNCA’s Design Corridor, Gallery 157, and CCAC: Sangre de Fresa, Ondrea Levey roams a Golem, Ahuva S. Zaslavsky Reception: Thursday, July 28th, 6:00–8:00 PM Thesis defense: July 29th, 2:00 PM
August 2–8th in PNCA’s Design Corridor, Mediatheque, Gallery 157, and CCAC: This Room Has to do with the Measurement of Time, Élan Chardin tear down., Laura Jean Foster The Brevity within Temporal Asymmetry, Devon Pardue Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6:00–8:00 PM Thesis defense: August 5th, 1:00 PM
August 12–18th in PNCA’s Mediatheque, Gallery 157, and CCAC: CONSPIRATIONS, lynn ruth stephens A Patch in the Fabric of Knowing, Jenny Wilde Licking Toads and Puking Diamonds: A Fairy Tale, Discomposed, Stashia Cabral Reception: Thursday, August 11th, 6:00–8:00 PM Thesis defenses: Friday, August 12th, 1:00 PM
Every Corner is Alive asks questions of our shared environments in a moment of grief and uncertainty: How do we approach landscapes, or the idea of a so-called natural expanses of earth, sky, water, or air, when the world itself is burning? Can we consider what writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit described as the mysterious “conjunction between time, place, and celestial body” from corners of the sky to our discrete rooms? Or do our current “scapes” of all kinds threaten to overburden, overwhelm, and overtake us? Solnit’s turning towards associational relationships—word and image, sky and location—leads us to the stories that enliven our shared environment together.
In this series of exhibitions, realized as a the culmination of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) of Willamette University, works by Stashia Cabral, Élan Chardin, Laura Jean Foster, Amy Gibson, Ondrea Levey, Kelly Marshall, lynn ruth stephens, Devon Pardue, Jenny Wilde, and Ahuva S. Zaslavsky embody environments that query the limits and relationships of our shared space-times. Their installations, sculptures, paintings, textiles, videos, performances, ceramics, and photographs disclose disparate constellations of relationships, but articulate collective being.
Every Corner is Alive is presented by the PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Low-Residency in Visual Studies MFA and is co-curated by artist and curator, Simone Fischer and art historian, writer, and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Artspace New Haven, Laurel V. McLaughlin, with support from former Chair and Associate Professor of the Low-Residency in Visual Studies, Aeron Bergman; current Associate Professor of the Low-Residency MFA Program in Visual Studies, Ryan Pierce; Program Coordinator for Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, Erin Dengerink, and Hannah Bakken, Interim Director, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.