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Art & Art History

2021 MFA Thesis Show Two: ​Ordinary Horrors

Friday, April 16, 2021–Friday, April 23, 2021
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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Organized by artist and curator Astria Suparak

The second MFA class of 2021 Thesis Exhibition in Studio Arts, ​Ordinary Horrors features ​Sonya Bogdanova, Asya Dubrovina, ​Nick Jackson & Tyner White, ​Austin McCann​Laleh Motlagh, ​Anastasia Sitnikova.

This 3D model can be navigated by clicking through the space, or on the white circles on the floor, and can be zoomed into for more detail. The small teal circles (tags) attached to various items contain additional information about the pieces (including detail shots for selected works).

Ordinary Horrors​ includes poetry, performance, drawings, installations, sculptures, photos, and moving images set to the thrumming sounds of the eerie and the transcendent. The artists in the exhibition intrepidly traverse relationships, generations, and species; they amplify the stories of others and draft new ones, and they imagine personal utopias. Their works are informed by trauma repeated, catastrophes impending, relentless capitalism and totalitarianism, the forbidden, and the sticky depths of grief and shame. Are we haunted by the past or out of sync with time? Can vulnerabilities become assets? These artists are gathering in kitchens and libraries, washing the salt out of wounds, coping, and plotting their escapes.

MFA Thesis Talk Friday, April 23, 6-7:30 pm.