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July 29, 2004

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2004

Columbia University

Over two dozen graduate students in the Visual Arts will share with the public the culmination of their two-year experience at Columbia University in the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2004.

Graduating artists Doug Bennett, Tanyth Berkeley, Jonathan Bogarin, Anna Craycroft, Noah Fischer, Rachel Foullon, Fiona Rose Gardner, Christy Gast, Elizabeth Gray, Jose Edmondo Guinto, Jamie Isenstein, Matt Keegan, Laleh Khorramian, Laura Kleger, Will Kwan, Richard LaBarbera, Fabienne Lasserre, Nicola Lopez, Justin Lowe, Ohad Meromi, Megan Pflug, Ivan Orkeny, Mika Rottenberg, Molly Smith, Shira Weinert display their works, in a range of media that includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, video and performance art.

“Mounting such a show is no easy task,” says Jon Kessler, chair of the Visual Arts Division. “The students roll up their sleeves and build out the show, from lighting to sheetrock installation. It’s an enormous amount of work.” “The projects are incredibly ambitious,” said Ali Subotnick, the show’s curator and co-founder of The Wrong Gallery in Chelsea. Many of the works go beyond two-dimensional representation.”

The opening of the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2004 is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 2, at the Studebaker Building, 615 W. 131st St., 5th floor (just west of Broadway). The show takes place May 2 to May 23. Except for opening day, hours are noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sundays. Admission is free.

Directions: Take the 1 or 9 subway to 137th Street and walk south on Broadway to 131st and make a right on 131st to 615 (blue awning says Alexander Doll Company).

Lead sponsors for this year’s show are Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Fifth Floor Foundation, Emily Fisher Landau, David Schafer, and Nancy Wender and Steven Rand.

For more information about the exhibition, call 212.854.4065 or go to:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arts/visual_arts/thesis_2004/

www.artforum.com

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