BFA Graduating Exhibition 2016!!

On April 23, the School of Art will host its third annual BFA Graduating Exhibition in ARTlab, The 2016 graduating class will showcase the best of their work, reflecting a broad range of interests from traditional to new media, in an exciting new format that takes full advantage of ARTlab’s architecture.

“The BFA Graduation Exhibition demonstrates the diversity of approach and experience and I encourage each of you to experience the richness embodied in each individual work by our students,” commented Director Paul Hess, “Our challenge as audience for this work is to find ways to value the “new-ness” of these made things, to look at the artworks without knowing much about them-without distrusting what we are presented-to absorb the experiences embodied in the work and to grow from the encounter.”

Art featured in the exhibition will include painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, video and installation pieces.

Up and comer, Graham Wiebe, a born and bred Winnipegger, is graduating this year with a BFA (Hons). His artistic practice challenges the idea of the snapshot and its ability to capture a moment of artistic seduction. To him, Winnipeg provides an endless curiosity of public and private instances of nostalgia. Heavily influenced by youth subcultures, his photographic work allows a combination of impulse and irony to entice a narrative.

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, April 23, from 5-8 p.m. and continues through May 1 with weekend hours of noon to 4 p.m. and weekdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will also be a People’s Choice Vote, where visitors can vote for their favourite artist in the exhibition.

BFA Grad show 2016

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