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Thirteen: MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition Class of 2015

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies MFA in Visual Studies Class of 2015 invites you to join them for a week of Thesis Oral Defenses starting Tuesday, May 26th and concluding Friday May 29th (see schedule below). Join us in celebrating our two opening nights of Thirteen Sunday, May 31st 6-9pm and First Thursday June 4th 6-9pm. 

Thirteen is a culmination of work from the MFA in Visual Studies class of 2015’s past two years together. Although their mediums, aesthetics, and concepts may follow different lines of inquiry, what threads their individual practices together is the shared dialog and constant support that has thrived during their academic development. Thirteen showcases each artist’s work individually, but when taken as a whole, their collective influences, connections, and experiences highlight the creativity and inspiration amongst the group.

Exhibiting Artists: Maria DavidoffLucas HaleyEvan IsolineCandace Jahn, Marisa Lee( Marisa Norwood), Kelly McGovernJung MinBertrand MorinAnnie OldenburgNick Patton, Katie Piatt (Katie StrawberryfieldsForever Piatt), Veronica Reeves (Veronica Violet Rainbow Reeves), and 
Micah Schmelzer .


Candace Jahn, Broke Down Frames, Photography Installation 2015

Broke Down Frames is a photographic body of work that explores the constructed concept of “seeing without looking”. Through the use of a non-traditional lens based equipment, the photographs in this work depict abstract representations of the artist’s own nude female figure and the intimate space of her bed. The five pieces that make up the body of work hang from the ceiling negating the conventional presentation of photograph on wall. Eliminating a physical frame and balancing an abstract and representational portrayal of the body, Broke Down Frames challenges the role of the female figure in art and resisting the male gaze. Through this process a more complex and honest representation of the body is depicted in the abstract rather than the literal.