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M.F.A. candidates to present New York City thesis exhibition Nov. 16-21

November 02, 2011

Erica Blust
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Master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree candidates in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present their 2011 thesis exhibition “Fishing from the Beach” Nov. 16-21 at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front St., Suite 212, Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

In addition to the reception, a film and video screening will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Bard College’s Preston Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. “Fishing from the Beach” is curated by master of arts (M.A.) degree candidates from Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard).

M.F.A. candidates exhibiting work are Nicholas Arnold, Michael Berlant, David Drori, Jeffrey Einhorn, Joo Young Ha, Eric Johanni, Daina Mattis, Tyler McPhee, Joshua Reiman, Holly Rodricks, Alex Schmitz, Shimpei Shirafuji, Nathaniel Sullivan, Darcy Van Buskirk, Colleen Woolpert and Sarah Zamecnik. Curators are Janine Armin, Rachel Cook, Suzy Halajian and Leora Morinis.

“Fishing from the Beach” is the result of a collaboration between the graduate programs in VPA’s Departments of Art and Transmedia and the graduate program at CCS Bard. The SU graduate students sought to establish a working relationship with curators at a similar stage of professional development. After approaching CCS Bard with a proposal, a call was issued to interested M.A. students, and the team of curators was selected for the project.

Over the course of spring and summer, the curators conducted a series of studio visits in Syracuse and formed a curatorial vision for the exhibition. The collaboration also produced a catalogue with essays by the curatorial team and art museum professional and educator David Ross ’71.

For more information, contact Holly Rodricks at

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