Monya Rowe Gallery presents the work of five Purchase College SUNY, School of Art+Design Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in a group exhibition titled FIVE ALIVE!.
Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, the exhibition features work by Neil Dvorak, Scott Daniel Ellison, Merav Ezer, Tom Sarver and Rachel Wiecking.
Embracing methods of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video, the works of these five emerging artists reflect the innovative and interdisciplinary spirit of the Purchase College SUNY MFA in Visual Arts program (directed by Kate Gilmore & Omar Lopez-Chahoud).
Neil Dvorak creates objects that explore the relationship between artifact and functionality. In her videos, performances and installations, Merav Ezer explores the psychological and physical implications of self-created environments. Scott Daniel Ellison’s paintings and photographs explore themes of horror and paganism. Tom Sarver combines humor, social commentary and low-tech gadgetry to explore relationships between the art world and the everyday. Rachel Wiecking’s work uses techniques of casting, printmaking and sculpture to force collisions between physiological and utilitarian systems.