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2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition #3

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Friday, April 22, 2011
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria

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UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image and New Media Arts. Featuring the work of Rebecca Beachy, Mike Gibisser, Chris Meerdo and Joe Pankowski.

April 19-23

Opening reception: April 22, 5-8 PM
Artists talks: Thursday, April 21, 5:30 PM

Christopher Meerdo

Christopher Meerdo’s work is located in the space between the absence and revealing of memory, its authenticity confirmed or denied through the use of photography, sculpture, and moving images.

Rebecca Beachy

Rebecca Beachy explores human processing, material intimacy and traumatic affect in the context of an ambivalent relationship with nature through sculpture and installation.

Mike Gibisser

Mike Gibisser uses the poetics of the moving image while drawing on scientific and cultural phenomena to investigate the nuance and instability of time, memory, and affect.

Joe Pankowski

Joe Pankowski has developed an ever-expanding daydream in countless drawings, and has brought these to life using stop-motion animation and out-dated technology to emphasize the mechanical absurdness found in his sketchbooks.