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2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition

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TCU 2019 MFA CANDIDACY EXHIBITION - New works by TCU’s second year MFA candidates, including painting, sculpture, and installation

Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Dario S. Bucheli, Sierra Forester, and Hector A. Ramirez

On view: January 18  - February 16, 2019

Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.

Artist Talks: Saturday, January 26, 1-2:30 p.m.

The Art Galleries at TCU presents the 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition, featuring the work of TCU’s second year Masters of Fine Arts candidates; Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Dario S. Bucheli, Sierra Forester, and Hector A. Ramirez. The exhibition will be on-view from January 18th through February 16th, with an opening reception on Friday, January 18thfrom 6-8pm. Artist Talks will be on Saturday, January 26th at 1pm.

The 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition brings together the work of TCU’s second year MFA students.  This exhibition is the culmination of their first half of graduate school and shows the direction in which their individual art practices are heading.  Explore what they have been creating in their studios and the topics that propel their processes.  

Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo’s work involves the configuration of found, cast and otherwise acquired objects, placed in situations that emphasize the contingency between them. Drawing on the physical characteristics, design and previous function of the objects results in illogical and comically precarious structures. 

Dario S. Bucheli’s work examines the features and formal qualities of image editing software by taking digital tools out of their original context and reinterpreting them through oil painting. In this way, the computer software becomes a strong formal and conceptual influence throughout Bucheli’s process. 

Sierra Forester works through a variety of mediums, including found-object sculpture, drawing, painting, and site-specific acts. Her poetic and ephemeral works explore liminality and in particular, the ambiguous qualities of language and time. 

Hector A. Ramirez’s practice takes on the vernacular of architectural finishes where he grew up. This presents itself in an informal style while maintaining an earnest attitude toward ideas, events and memories of his experiences. Ramirez’s objects then become residual artifacts reflecting traditions of his home.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is one of two galleries that comprise The Art Galleries at TCU. Students and alumni of the College of Fine Arts and guest artists exhibit at these galleries. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is located at 2900 W. Berry St. on the edge of the TCU Campus, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.

For more information about this exhibition, images for press, or details about other activities of The Art Galleries at TCU, please contact Sara-Jayne Parsons, Curator, [email protected], 817-257-2707

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