SIX showcases artwork by the Department of Art Practice MFA class of 2014. These six artists demonstrate an eclectic approach to medium, style, and subject, shaped by investigations of time and social interaction.
Jason Fritz interrogates the realm of self-help, history, the body and illness, coming together to form a braid of interlocking meanings, truths and myths. Vreni Michelini Castillo investigates the dynamics of transfer of power within a decolonizing / immigrant / feminist context. Helena Keeffe makes art in order to create space for intimacy and possibility where one might otherwise find alienation and resignation. Through audio, textiles, food, public events and printed material, she shines a light on overlooked stories. Elizabeth Keegan is a game player, designer, community organizer and artist whose work functions as a meeting place in real and virtual space, for example building play-spaces outside conventional locations and inviting both player and spectator to partake in a crucial role of the game's life and experience. Joey Enos is a sculptor who makes objects and arrangements that are both absurd and tragic, stylized with the vernacular conventions of classic American cartoons, that tell a story of trauma, excess, and perhaps redemption. Jessica Hankeys work considers the aspiration to permanence and the registers of change within structures of social definition as small as books and as large as institutions.