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Alternative Views: MFA Thesis Exhibition April 29 – May 28, 2017

Tunnel Vision by Zarina Z.

Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva, Tunnel Vision, 2017. Acrylic, sharpie, graphite, pen and highlighter on stone paper, 13.5" x 19." Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Overview

AU's Department of Art presents the work of current MFA Thesis candidates. The multidisciplinary Studio Art Program showcases an exciting range of emerging artists' work in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography, and new media. From April 29 - May 28, Alternative Views shows the work of Yaroslav Koporulin, Sarah O'Donoghue, Aaron Eckstein, Mills Brown, Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva, Sarah Norman and Jen Noone.

See also: Year One: MFA First Year Exhibition

Bits of real bark trail into a canvas print of a a tree and domestic scenes

Mills Brown, Den (detail), 2017. Acrylic, collaged magazine and photographs on layered canvas, bark, LED lights, fabric and thread, 12" x 18." Courtesy of the artist.


A trough of money, drugs, & alcohol with a plastic sign that says "Faith"

Aaron Eckstein, Trap, 2017. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

A long board textured like fur, meeting in a peak that drips off the board.

Yaroslav Koporulin, Untitled, 2016-17. Acrylic and caulk on canvas, 32" x 120." Courtesy of the artist.

Seven delicate shrunken t-shirts are pinned to the wall

Jen Noone, Unraveled, 2016. Men's t-shirts, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Fuscia fabric with salmon-colored phallic object on blue background

Sarah Norman, Pink Champagne, 2016. Spandex fabric, cotton thread, and a pink champagne fishing lure, 6.5" x 4" x 4.5." Courtesy of the artist.

The small figure of a woman swims in a pool of green and blue

Sarah O'Donoghue, plato's cave II, 2016. Oil on canvas, 30" x 40."