Featured Artists: Nina Abney, Jennifer Caviola, Yeonjin Cho, Brooke Chroman, Nicoleta Coman, Julianna Dail, Langdon Graves, Dave McDermott, Johnny McSwain, Patrick Murray, Melody Myers, Salvatore Pirrone, Colette Robbins, Roni Sasson, Daniel Steck, Josh Wallis, Sarah Wathen, Rachel Weber, Nick van Woert
Featuring nineteen artists who work in diverse media – paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, sound pieces, and site-specific installations will be on view – the exhibition marks the culmination of a two-year engagement with the Fine Arts program, the city, and each other, and heralds the promising start of nineteen individually forged artistic careers.
The exhibition is organized by Brian Sholis, a writer and Artforum.com Managing Editor at Artforum, who notes, “In visiting classes and spending time in studios, I’ve come to appreciate how a collection of individuals becomes a graduating class. It’s not a sense of coherence – the disparity of the works on view in this exhibition betrays that – but rather of contours. There is a shape to their interaction with the world, manifested here in an emphasis on material. There are no artists in this group who treat their studio as an office; even the most Conceptual practices are grounded in the realm of the tangible.”