Photo Feature: 2012 CCA MFA Exhibition

by Admin on 05/18/2012

The 2012 California College of the Arts post-graduate exhibitions featured artworks by nearly 50 MFA artists graduating this spring, as well as post-graduate students in Architecture and Design programs. Unfolding throughout CCA’s San Francisco campus, the MFA Exhibition is just a single part of a year-end celebration that includes thesis exhibitions by seven CCA graduate programs such as the Baccalaureate Exhibition, featuring works by students graduating from the 21 undergraduate programs and the Annual Fashion Show.

CCA’s MFA Exhibition was a lively showcase of works across a range of media. It was organized by faculty member and Artforum art critic Glen Helfand: “This year offers a fascinating range of formats and subjects, with works in various media addressing the space race, fame, identity, commodity culture, the masculine theater of television wrestling, and genre cinema. There are paintings composed of plastic sheeting, installations merging textiles and animation, a work that harnesses the literal and figurative power of the slide projector, and an artist-devised tarot deck that foretells powerful things for the future.”