ABOUT THE SHOW
In 2005 Massachusetts College of Art commenced its first low-
residency MFA program, MFAWC, in conjunction with The Fine Arts Work
Center in Provincetown. The Nave Gallery is pleased to host an
exhibition of selected works from the program's "second class", the
graduates of 2008.
During the two-year program, MFAWC's class of 2008 spent four month- long
residencies at The Fine Arts Work Center, studying and
participating in critiques with artists Jim Peters, Joel Janowitz, Helen
Miranda Wilson, Paul Stopforth, Byron Kim, Julie Heffernan, Joan Snyder,
and many others. During the non-residency portions of the program, the
class (whose members hailed from as far away as Oregon) studied with
mentors, a partial list of whom includes Gregory Amenoff, John Imber,
William Wegman, and Marjorie Portnow.
Though the group of twelve work in a range of media and a variety of
visual and conceptual approaches, their art has in common an interest in
space: emotional space, the space of memory, the forms of
landscape, the concept of arbitrary movement through space and the
virtual space of the surveillance camera. The MFAWC class of 2008
enjoyed regular contact with Provinctown's dramatic landscape, and the
low-residency program necessitated that their work be done in more then
one studio. As well as being an MFA program, MFAWC is an exercise in
practicing art through space, over time. Possibly this has spun a common
thread through the graduate's work.