Cardinale Project Room & Off-Center Gallery
On View: April 7 – August 21, 2022
Liftoff: San José State University MFA Thesis Exhibition
At the beginning of their final year at San José State University, MFA students in art practice partner with MA students in Art History and Visual Culture to negotiate the strange territory between theoria (thinking), poiesis (making), and praxis (doing). Together, they find their voices through one another’s practices.
Students at San José State University (SJSU) join a legacy of thinkers, activists, and innovators dedicated to the public good. They test ideas through experimentation in the university’s robust fabrication studios, which support the technical components of artistic production in ceramics, digital media, metals, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
The culminating group exhibition and accompanying catalog, produced at the end of students’ final year of study, reveal the synergies that emerge from the diversity of learning practices. The artworks speak to critical issues that inevitably direct graduates’ thinking and making, far beyond their time at SJSU.
Spring 2022 Participating Artists:
John Joseph Contreras Romero
Ashley Ann Vaughan