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FROM NOW ON: BFA Thesis Exhibit

Exhibit featuring eight undergraduates about to complete their BFA degrees in Art
April 6, 2021

Graphic image promoting the BFA thesis exhibition and depicts on abstract tree on its side with the words " FROM NOW ON."

The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota presents FROM NOW ON, an exhibition of eight artists about to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The exhibition runs April 20 - May 17, 2021, in the Quarter Gallery, and includes works by Matt Fistler, Ricky Ford, Liz Hilliard, Madelyn Kapheim, Holly Kilander, Micky Kurtzman, Linda Morvant, and Zoe Rogers. 

With a nod to the uncanny valley, Fistler’s videos and animations explore perception and consciousness through universal symbolism. Deeply influenced by storytelling, Ford creates images and objects that prod the complexities behind the metaphysical. Hilliard’s paintings and objects echo the material manifestation of collective political ideologies. Using sustainable materials and processes, Kapheim’s sculptural installations critique how animacy affects our perception of the natural world. Grounded by an interest in liminality, Kilander creates a lexicon of shapes and colors that oscillate between painting and soft sculpture. Through imagined scenarios of beauty, indulgence, and desire, Kurtzman’s paintings act as a portal for escapism. In an effort to disentangle the social divisiveness that surrounds us, Morvant creates mixed media works that celebrate our universal necessities and aspirations. Envisioning poetry as sculpture, Rogers mediates on the construction self and the dualisms that attempt to shape it.

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Virtual Celebration, 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Join us for a virtual celebration in honor of the 2021 BFA graduates and their thesis exhibition FROM NOW ON. This event includes a welcome from Christine Baeumler, Department of Art Chair, remarks from Paul Shambroom, Director of Undergraduate Studies, a screening of the exhibition video tour, and parting words from the BFA cohort. 


Press Release

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Gallery Hours

The Quarter Gallery is currently closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are open by appointment only to University cardholders. Schedule your appointment.

Accessibility & Parking

We are accessible via Metro Transit's Blue LineGreen LineBus route 2, and Bus route 7. Parking is available nearby on the street, at the 21st Avenue South ramp5th Street South lot, and 19th Avenue South ramp.