2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen

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2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Begged, Borrowed and Stolen. Reception May 9th.
April 22 - May 20, 2009
11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Urban Arts Space

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Add to Calendar 2009-04-22 11:00:00 2009-05-20 18:00:00 2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen   The second exhibition to be featured in our "From the Archives" series, Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen is our 2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Originally featuring 19 MFA candidates, we have selected some of their works from our archives to highlight again:  Anna Laurie MackayFifty-one Fifty-sixMackay’s thesis project focused on creating containers for intimate spaces. This piece is from a series of works of mental maps that represent memories of specific spaces she has occupied.  Daniel HoffmanElephantAbout this piece, Elephant,Hoffman wrote “I have been working with the image of an elephant. I am attempting to create forms that embody a sense of wonder. The materials I choose to work with and the process I utilize allows me to create gestural forms.”  Eddy OstranderMeltIn this piece, Melt, Ostrander described the meat of a body and the ice as the skeleton. He was interested in how over time all things would dissolve and what once was a body would soon be considered waste.   This piece from Jason Gallegos thesis project sticks to his artistic goals in in human agency, representation for the underrepresented, social justice, progressive politics, equality, the cultural significance of a diverse populous, revolutionary thought, direct action, respect for the natural world, peace, creative expression,experimentation, community building, youth, music, collaboration, spontaneity, and improvisation.   Jessica BrandlMaryannsworldIn this piece, Maryannsworld, Jessica Brandl explores the idea of home, and how items can remind us of home but at the same time home is never the same original experience. She says, “Home is transformed into a place in my mind where the boundaries of time overlap creating a collaged experience.”  Justin BraunYes Please (Apache Top)Speaking about his thesis project, Braun wrote “Some of my recent bodies of work are driven conceptually by investigations of comfort and power. I am interested in the American lifestyle. In who we are and how we work together.in the speed and agility built into this nation. I am interested in the infrastructures that we build and maintain.”  Molly Burke is a glass artist who through her thesis project sought to explore containments used for social insects, seeds, and other related specimens. She was interested in how we contain and display objects we consider precious or in need of safe keeping.  Paul SimmonsUntitledIn this untitled piece by Paul Simmons he sought to build structural representations through layering materials that alternate to create erect negate space to reveal elemental letterforms.  Talia ShabtayJust a Glance, Nothing MoreTalia Shabtay’s thesis project investigated how words and painting could interact. About this investigation she wrote, “My current obsessions are the group of words that have the ability to levitate both in the mind and off the tongue, the phrase that is between declaration and question, the physicality of a letter, and the punctuation mark that hovers in space apart from its subject.”  Will TuckerLoop StationTucker’s thesis project centered around the contingencies of electronic networks to location of resource extraction, focusing on Appalachia. By showing wires and other modes of connection for producing energy, Tucker questions the idea of “energy independence.”  Original Information: ReceptionSaturday | May 9th, 2009 | 6 to 9pmThe Master of Fine Arts Exhibition returns to the OSU Urban Arts Space with Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen. This year's exhibition presents the work of all graduating MFA students in the OSU Department of Art.  Showcasing research work in art + technology, ceramics, glass, painting + drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, this exhibition celebrates nineteen emerging artists.Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen is organized by Jennifer Wulffson Bedford, independent art historian and former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art at the Getty Research Institute, with Christopher Bedford, Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.ArtistsScott AignerJessica Brandl Justin BraunMolly Jo BurkeRyan EstepJason GallegosNicole Gibbs Bethany Haeseler Daniel F. Hoffman Nicole LangilleLarissa MellorAnna Laurie Mackay Edward OstranderDerek Reese Talia Shabtay Paul SimmonsWillard TuckerJessi WalkerLaura Weiser Exhibition OrganizersJennifer Wulffson Bedford is an independent art historian and the former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art (Getty Research Institute). She continues to contribute to the International Bibliography of Art (formerly BHA) and she occasionally writes for such publications as the Sculpture Journal and X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly. She is a co-curator (with Christopher Bedford and Kristina Newhouse) of the exhibition Superficiality and Superexcrescence (opening June 2009) and is the co-recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art curatorial grant. She and Christopher Bedford are editing a volume of essays on art in response to 9/11 for Duke University Press. Jennifer Wulffson Bedford received her BA in Art History and English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Art History from George Washington University. She is working on a PhD dissertation (University of Bristol) on the topic of Henry Moore, under the advisorship of Stephen Bann.Formerly Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as of November 2008 Christopher Bedford is Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University.  Current curatorial projects include a retrospective of Chris Burden, a mid-career survey of LA-based artist Mark Bradford's work, Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports (a touring exhibition organized for Independent Curators International), Hardware: Machine Aesthetics in the Digital Age, and Silvia Kolbowski: an inadequate history. Along with co-curators Jennifer Wulffson and Kristina Newhouse, Bedford was the recipient of the 2008 Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators' Award for the traveling exhibition, Superficiality and Superexcrescence: Surface and Identity in Recent California Art.  He holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and is a PhD candidate in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is writing his dissertation on Chris Burden's early performance work with Dr. Mignon Nixon. Christopher has published essays, book reviews, editorials and exhibition reviews in The Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Artforum.com, Art in America, Tema Celeste, the Sculpture Journal, Frieze, The Art Book, Afterall, October and caa.reviews. He is currently working on edited volumes for Duke University Press and the Sculpture Journal.  Bedford is on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based journal, X-TRA.Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Colleges of the Arts and Humanities; funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, and supported by the John Fergus Family Fund.Image: Provided by Luke Snailham Urban Arts Space Urban Arts Space uas@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The second exhibition to be featured in our "From the Archives" series, Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen is our 2009 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Originally featuring 19 MFA candidates, we have selected some of their works from our archives to highlight again: 

 

Anna Laurie Mackay

Fifty-one Fifty-six

Mackay’s thesis project focused on creating containers for intimate spaces. This piece is from a series of works of mental maps that represent memories of specific spaces she has occupied.

artwork of a small map

 

 

Daniel Hoffman

Elephant

About this piece, Elephant,Hoffman wrote “I have been working with the image of an elephant. I am attempting to create forms that embody a sense of wonder. The materials I choose to work with and the process I utilize allows me to create gestural forms.”

art sculpture of an elephant

 

 

Eddy Ostrander

Melt

In this piece, Melt, Ostrander described the meat of a body and the ice as the skeleton. He was interested in how over time all things would dissolve and what once was a body would soon be considered waste. 

sculpture of meat frozen in an ice block

 

 

This piece from Jason Gallegos thesis project sticks to his artistic goals in in human agency, representation for the underrepresented, social justice, progressive politics, equality, the cultural significance of a diverse populous, revolutionary thought, direct action, respect for the natural world, peace, creative expression,experimentation, community building, youth, music, collaboration, spontaneity, and improvisation. 

Silhouette portrait of a person with various glitch and retro filters applied

 

 

Jessica Brandl

Maryannsworld

In this piece, Maryannsworld, Jessica Brandl explores the idea of home, and how items can remind us of home but at the same time home is never the same original experience. She says, “Home is transformed into a place in my mind where the boundaries of time overlap creating a collaged experience.”

contemporary painting depicting homes and environment

 

 

Justin Braun

Yes Please (Apache Top)

Speaking about his thesis project, Braun wrote “Some of my recent bodies of work are driven conceptually by investigations of comfort and power. I am interested in the American lifestyle. In who we are and how we work together.in the speed and agility built into this nation. I am interested in the infrastructures that we build and maintain.”

Artwork of a 3D modeled scuplture

 

 

Molly Burke is a glass artist who through her thesis project sought to explore containments used for social insects, seeds, and other related specimens. She was interested in how we contain and display objects we consider precious or in need of safe keeping.

Glass Sculpture

 

 

Paul Simmons

Untitled

In this untitled piece by Paul Simmons he sought to build structural representations through layering materials that alternate to create erect negate space to reveal elemental letterforms.

letterform 2D artwork

 

 

Talia Shabtay

Just a Glance, Nothing More

Talia Shabtay’s thesis project investigated how words and painting could interact. About this investigation she wrote, “My current obsessions are the group of words that have the ability to levitate both in the mind and off the tongue, the phrase that is between declaration and question, the physicality of a letter, and the punctuation mark that hovers in space apart from its subject.”

artwork consisting of words etched/burned onto a surface

 

 

Will Tucker

Loop Station

Tucker’s thesis project centered around the contingencies of electronic networks to location of resource extraction, focusing on Appalachia. By showing wires and other modes of connection for producing energy, Tucker questions the idea of “energy independence.”

installation artwork with LED lights and electronics

 

 


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Reception

Saturday | May 9th, 2009 | 6 to 9pm

The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition returns to the OSU Urban Arts Space with Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen. This year's exhibition presents the work of all graduating MFA students in the OSU Department of Art.  Showcasing research work in art + technology, ceramics, glass, painting + drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, this exhibition celebrates nineteen emerging artists.

Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen is organized by Jennifer Wulffson Bedford, independent art historian and former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art at the Getty Research Institute, with Christopher Bedford, Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Artists

Scott Aigner

Jessica Brandl 

Justin Braun

Molly Jo Burke

Ryan Estep

Jason Gallegos

Nicole Gibbs 

Bethany Haeseler 

Daniel F. Hoffman 

Nicole Langille

Larissa Mellor

Anna Laurie Mackay 

Edward Ostrander

Derek Reese 

Talia Shabtay 

Paul Simmons

Willard Tucker

Jessi Walker

Laura Weiser

 

Exhibition Organizers

Jennifer Wulffson Bedford is an independent art historian and the former senior editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art (Getty Research Institute). She continues to contribute to the International Bibliography of Art (formerly BHA) and she occasionally writes for such publications as the Sculpture Journal and X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly. She is a co-curator (with Christopher Bedford and Kristina Newhouse) of the exhibition Superficiality and Superexcrescence (opening June 2009) and is the co-recipient of a Fellows of Contemporary Art curatorial grant. She and Christopher Bedford are editing a volume of essays on art in response to 9/11 for Duke University Press. Jennifer Wulffson Bedford received her BA in Art History and English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Art History from George Washington University. She is working on a PhD dissertation (University of Bristol) on the topic of Henry Moore, under the advisorship of Stephen Bann.

Formerly Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as of November 2008 Christopher Bedford is Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University.  Current curatorial projects include a retrospective of Chris Burden, a mid-career survey of LA-based artist Mark Bradford's work, Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports (a touring exhibition organized for Independent Curators International), Hardware: Machine Aesthetics in the Digital Age, and Silvia Kolbowski: an inadequate history. Along with co-curators Jennifer Wulffson and Kristina Newhouse, Bedford was the recipient of the 2008 Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators' Award for the traveling exhibition, Superficiality and Superexcrescence: Surface and Identity in Recent California Art.  He holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and is a PhD candidate in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is writing his dissertation on Chris Burden's early performance work with Dr. Mignon Nixon. Christopher has published essays, book reviews, editorials and exhibition reviews in The Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Artforum.com, Art in America, Tema Celeste, the Sculpture Journal, Frieze, The Art Book, Afterall, October and caa.reviews. He is currently working on edited volumes for Duke University Press and the Sculpture Journal.  Bedford is on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based journal, X-TRA.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Colleges of the Arts and Humanities; funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, and supported by the John Fergus Family Fund.

Image: Provided by Luke Snailham

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