"Roll a Zero" – 2016 First Year MFA Exhibition 1/27 – 2/12/16

Worth Ryder Art Gallery

2016 First Year MFA Exhibition

Takming Chuang
Lucas DeGiulio
Behnaz Khaleghi
Shari Paladino
Jovi Schnell
Andrew Wilson

Wednesday, January 27th – Friday, February 12th, 2016
Opening Reception: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Artist Talks: 12 noon – 1 pm, Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice are excited to present Roll a Zero, an exhibition of works by our six first-year graduate students. The MFA program encourages experimentation with new methods, media, and modes of artmaking, and the artists have each built on their existing practices to create an exciting new body of work while immersing themselves in contemporary theory, seeking out new interdisciplinary influences, and responding to intense critical feedback by peers and mentors. The result is an exhibition that is fresh, vital, and immediate.

The artists will be speaking about their work from 12 noon to 1 pm on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. Please join us for this popular and elucidating departmental tradition!

Takming Chuang, “Static Flow”. 14” x 6” x 2.5”.


Lucas DeGiulio, “Untitled”, 2015. Sticks, dried flowers, straw, canvas, paint, shoulder pads on plastic bucket, 30”x18”


Behnaz Khaleghi, 2015. Still image from digital video and animation projection.


Shari Lyn Paladino, “Hypo Transient Frontality,” 2015. Still Image from Digital Video, TRT 1:01.


Jovi Schnell, “Willow Wishes”, 2015. Acrylic, Flashe, and cell vinyl on canvas, 48” x 36”.


Andrew Wilson, “Fruit” (detail of installation) 2016. Cyanotype on cotton, poplar wood, chain, sewn, fabricated, dimensions variable.

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