reviewed by Yumi Hogan
MICA's MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 27-May 3
1300 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21217
With more than 40 artists exhibiting, MICA has chosen to break this year’s MFA Exhibition into three separate shows highlighting approx. 15 artists each group for a period of two weeks. Last Friday’s opening brought excitement and relief as many students could see the light at the end of their graduate study tunnel. One artist in particular, Jin Young Kang, commented that the MFA journey was well worth the effort. Her work, inspired by natural landscapes, has a strong emphasis on obsessive marks and geometric shapes; it was well reviewed by all those in attendance. All of her works display a well-balanced set of color, shape and space. Her attention to detail is critical in evoking her determined sense of self. Kang began as a painting/drawing student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and will complete her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art this spring.
The entire exhibit is housed in three galleries- Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox and incorporates master candidates from MICA’s Graphic Design, Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, Photographic and Electronic Media, and Rinehart School of Sculpture programs.
MFA Thesis Exhibition II (Friday, April 10-Sunday, April 19) features a reception on Friday, April 10, 5-7 p.m., and gallery talks Wednesday, April 1, 1-4:30 p.m.
A reception for MFA Thesis Exhibition III (Friday, April 24-Sunday, May 3) takes place Friday, April 24, 5-7 p.m., and gallery talks are Wednesday, April 29, 1-4:30 p.m.