The Department of Art is pleased to present the 2019 MFA thesis exhibition entitled Temporary Clash at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. The exhibition will be on view from May 11-June 2, 2019. A reception will be held on Friday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm at the AD&A Museum on the campus of UCSB. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
These eight young artists—whose enigmatic works are exhibited at the AD&A museum—have developed individual projects that collectively incorporate a broad range of materials, aesthetics, and methods. From discrete objects that transcend their mundane origins to paintings, photography, data programming projections, and weavings, they present an array of idiosyncratic sensibilities. These different approaches simultaneously accentuate each artist’s singular voice whilst harmonizing as a whole
MFA students to be exhibiting their work include Maiza Hixson, Madeleine Eve Ignon, Adam Jahnke, Kayla Mattes, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Andrew Morrison. Echo Theohar, and Christopher Anthony Velasco.
Cover image: Kayla Mattes, Firewall, 2019, handwoven cotton and hand-dyed wool.