On Saturday, April 9, a closing reception will be held to honor our five graduate students whose work has been on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center. The reception will be held in the Gallery from 7 to 9 pm, and it is free and open to the public.
“SUM: 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition,” includes sculpture, painting, video and mixed media works by Ye-Seul Choi, Heather M. Cruce, Myda El-Maghrabi, Victoria Febrer and Logan Marks. All five artists are degree candidates in the Stony Brook University Department of Art’s Master of Fine Arts program. Choi’s delicately painted flags explore the working process of abstraction. Cruce’s large-scale ceramic installations reference the fragility and finite beauty of the human body and nature. Through her anonymous plaster and latex figures, El-Maghrabi addresses the individual’s relationship to society. Febrer’s video imagery centers on the relationship of the universal and the personal. Marks employs materials such as concrete, wood and steel, along with old electronics, to create sculptures that reflect on our role as creators and consumers.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalog that includes artist statements and color images of each artist’s work.
Zuccaire Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday, 7 pm to 9 pm. The Gallery is also open one hour before and during the intermission of most Staller Center performances.