This low-residency, 60-credit interdisciplinary MFA program is designed for experienced artists who want to pursue graduate study without disrupting their ongoing careers. The emphasis of the program is in integrating practice with theory, where students are encouraged to be independent thinkers and researchers who may focus within one specific medium or work across various media.
“Context Contingent,” a group exhibition at 464 Gallery in Buffalo, NY, was organized jointly by the six graduates of the MFAST Class of 2014 (Erin Barach, Laura Borneman, Ashley Lathe, Joy Moore, Nikki Moser and Miguel Navarro) and their faculty mentor Nicole Herbert (adjunct faculty and MFAST alumna- Class of 2009). The participating artists question their relationship to context and consider their work as contingent upon these relationships. Their work seeks to demystify and revel in our familiar, lived environments, while simultaneously framing and fracturing the ideological underpinnings. The exhibition runs through April 29. Visit http://www.464gallery.com for more information.
Davin Watne (MFAST ’13) is currently in a solo show, “Reify/Deify,” at Plug Projects in Kansas City, MO. Watne’s work consists of sculpture, installation, drawing and collage that seeks to maintain a relationship to veneration and ritual. His interests lie in the relations between various mythologies, the unhinging of cultural programming, and the process of essentializing heterogeneity. The exhibition runs through April 18. For more information visit http://www.plugprojects.com