In the Wake: 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Wed May 29th 2024, 11:00am - Sun June 16th 2024, 12:00am
Event Sponsor
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford Art Gallery
419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

The 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition, In the Wake, gathers its constellated meaning from Christina Sharpe’s text, a critical offering that presents new visions for holding self and space amidst anti-Black violence. This group exhibition is curated by Enrique Chagoya and features the thesis artwork of five graduating art practice MFA students: Joanna Keane Lopez, Wendy Liu, Jessica Monette, Yunfei Ren, and Pablo Tut.

As title and prelude, In the Wake becomes a lens through which we, in community, can intentionally discuss a multitude of ongoing struggles, structures, and stories engaged by the five artists featured in the exhibition — the felt memory of multigenerational storytelling and its shaping of identity, state violence and its intimate relationship to domestic space, climate catastrophe as an articulation of a nation’s perpetuation of systemic racism, legacies of transpacific migration and the ancestral offering as a call to home, regional border conflicts, Mayan heritage, and the tensions enacted through religious imposition.

On View: May 14 - June 7, 2024*

Panel Discussion: Thursday, May 16, 4-5pm (Oshman Hall)

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 5-7pm (Stanford Art Gallery)

VISITOR INFORMATIONStanford Art Gallery is located at 419 Lasuen Mall, off Palm Drive. The gallery is open weekdays* from 11am to 5pm. Visitor parking is available in designated areas and payments are managed through ParkMobile (free after 4pm, except by the Oval). Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and ride the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle. This exhibition is open to Stanford affiliates and the general public. Admission is free.

*This exhibition will be open for limited hours on commencement day: Sunday, June 16.

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