This post is Rated R

The MFA Thesis Exhibit runs thru July 24th at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis.  There are installations, videos, sculpture and painting –  a little bit of something for everybody. But since I write this blog, here you get my highlights:

The inkjet prints of Holly McGraw. 48″ x 36″ each. The prints themselves are cool, but the striped walls they’re hung on that match the background of the photo make them even cooler. Pretty sure if you buy these, you’d also have to paint your walls to match.

IMG_5564

This mixed media installation by Shirin Rastin entitled Memorial in Exile (only a highlight because it is so oddly reminiscent of this installation by Thom Browne that I saw last week at the Cooper Hewitt. Now you know what to do with all of your extra shoes.):

IMG_5577

This stretch of wheat pastes, acrylic and glitter on canvas by Adam Turl. The pieces, when hung together, were over 25′ tall and came with an accompanying booklet (also part of the art) which placed arbitrary prices on each painting, thereby trying to elucidate the difference between “art as commodity” and “art as a spiritual object.” You are reading the wrong blog if you are looking for further explanation.

IMG_5571

Adam Turl’s Red Mars in background, Caitlin Aasen’s dyed drywall panels in foreground.

And well, there was also this one, entitled Just the Tip, which made me remember that, after all,  I was visiting a college.

IMG_5584

Scan 1

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s