2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition | Shannon West

Tue, Apr 14, 2020 to Sat, Apr 25, 2020

United States

Thanks for your interest in the 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition. CCAD is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community. Following the guidance of state and government officials, we have canceled the exhibition’s in-person presentation.

There will soon be home to a virtual presentation of our second-year MFA students’ work.

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See emerging artists' work at the annual CCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition. The MFA candidates’ works span a number of different genres such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, illustration, and animation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Artist statement:

This series of sculptures features books that have been reborn. These objects focus on the relationship between beauty, destruction, repurposing and regrowth that question what womanhood is. Gestation drives this series, and an echo of longing frames the current context of this work: a longing to be a mother, a longing for something more in life. The process of taking the books to a pulp-like state, growing crystals, and embracing the change brings the object back to its beginning. The object is reborn, into a state of both object and sculpture.