Community News from Sculpture + Extended Media: September 2021

MFA students hosted their annual Pecha Kucha on Sept. 8th to introduce their work and discuss their interests and practice.

Undergraduate student Hien KAT Nguyen‘s solo show In the Theme of Home was on view at the Anderson on campus from September 21st – October 2nd. In the Theme of Home tells stories about losing a sense of homethrough the lens of the displaced. Combining both sculptures and performance video, Hien Nguyen’s installation suggests a gaze into her own experiences with migration, cultural practice, influences and decision making. By evaluating her experiences as a Vietnamese young adult who emigrated to the United States, Hien became aware that Vietnam is no longer her home but the US would never fully accept her. It is the moment of realization that she does not actually belong anywhere.

Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik (MFA, ’18) and Coco Klockner (MFA, ’19) have a collaborative show, 536 V.E., open at Bass & Reiner in San Francisco. The show is on view until November 5th. Additionally, Klockner was featured inFloaters, a two-person show at Egret Egress in Toronto.

Peat Szilagyi (MFA, ’20) has work featured in a group exhibition, Loose Footing, at Basement Artspace in Chapel Hill, NC. The show is on view until December 5th.

Raul De Lara (MFA, ’19) was selected for 2021 LMCC’s Arts Center Residency. Additionally Raul was featured in a Forbes article about challenges and success due to DACA status.