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October 2019

Say Ever Moves: Bard MFA Class of 2020 Thesis Exhibition

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College

“Say Ever Moves,” installation view, 2020 Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artists from left to right: Omari Douglin, Daniel Sullivan, Jobi Bicos.

“Say Ever Moves,” installation view, 2020 Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artists from left to right: Omari Douglin, Daniel Sullivan, Jobi Bicos.

“Say Ever Moves,” installation view, 2020 Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition.

“Say Ever Moves,” installation view, 2020 Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artists from left to right: Christiane Huber, Rachel James, Diane Severin Nguyen.

“Say Ever Moves,” installation view, 2020 Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artists from left to right: Georgian Badal, Robert Sandler, Daniel Sullivan.

Luis Arnias. “Terror Has No Shape,” 2019. 16 mm HD transfer, paper, gouache, graphite, foam, wood, wisdom teeth.

Luis Arnias. “Terror Has No Shape,” 2019. 16 mm HD transfer, paper, gouache, graphite, foam, wood, wisdom teeth.

Luis Arnias. “Terror Has No Shape,” 2019. 16 mm HD transfer, paper, gouache, graphite, foam, wood, wisdom teeth.

Georgian Badal. “A Ground Control,” 2019. Video loop and tactile floor.

Georgian Badal. “Flex,” 2019. C-print; “D Ramp,” 2019. MDF, steel rod.

Jobi Bicos. “Black Box #1,” 2019. Oil on panel; “Black Box #2,” 2019. Oil on panel; “Sniper Island is in Your Heart,” 2019. Oil on linen; “Fingers Crossed for Monster Sex,” 2019. Oil on panel. “Intention Boxing,” 2019. Oil on linen; “Dragon Dance,” 2019. Oil on linen.

Jobi Bicos. “Fingers Crossed for Monster Sex,” 2019. Oil on panel; “Intention Boxing,” 2019. Oil on linen; “Dragon Dance,” 2019. Oil on linen.

Jobi Bicos. “Intention Boxing,” 2019. Oil on linen.

Lauren Burrow. “Universal Building Supplies,” 2019. Hudson Valley bricks, glaze, aluminum and steel fines, scaffold, rhinestones, frame and poster of Statue of Liberty shrouded in scaffolding borrowed from Universal Builders Supply Inc., photograph of wounded bear on road in Red Hook, NY x 2, sample of gloss car wrap technology, flyer, page torn from The Great Hudson Valley Brick Industry: Commemorating Three and a Half Centuries of Brickmaking by George V. Hutton, diagram of lung walls and circadian rhythm, trash cans, rivets.

Lauren Burrow. “Universal Building Supplies” (detail), 2019.

Lauren Burrow. “Universal Building Supplies” (detail), 2019.

Lauren Burrow. “Universal Building Supplies” (detail), 2019.

Gwenan Davies. “Success is Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Two Cups,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Untitled,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “I Hope It Didn’t Die,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Passive Position,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Untitled (Smoking Section),” 2019. Acrylic on board.

Gwenan Davies. “2013 Revisited, Unprimed,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Success is Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Two Cups,” 2019. Acrylic on board; “Untitled,” 2019. Acrylic on board.

Gwenan Davies. “I Hope It Didn’t Die,” 2019. Acrylic on board.

Omari Douglin. “Untitled,” 2019.

Omari Douglin. “Untitled,” 2019.

Marco Gomez. “Vertigo Anthem,” 2019. Multimedia installation.

Colleen Hargaden. “Reproducing H2O (2019),” 2019. HD video (11:42); “H2O (Ralph Steiner, 1929)”, 2019. 35mm video transfer (11:42); “Water Brick (Furniture),” 2019. Water bricks, upholstery, blue acrylic, 3D printed rubber grips; “Reproducing H2O: A Field Guide,” 2019. 94 page field guide with waterproof paper.

Colleen Hargaden. “Reproducing H2O (2019),” 2019. HD Video, 12 minutes; “H2O (Ralph Steiner, 1929)”, 2019. 35mm video transfer, 12 minutes; “Water Brick (Furniture),” 2019. Water bricks, upholstery, blue acrylic, 3D printed rubber grips; “Reproducing H2O: A Field Guide,” 2019. 94-page field guide with waterproof paper.

Evie K. Horton.“What differentiates time before from time after?,” 2019. Oil on canvas; “An unanswered call for answers,” 2019. Oil on canvas; “Ever (memories intact solve as little as those riddled with holes),” 2019. Oil on canvas; “Distances,” 2019. Oil on canvas.

Evie K. Horton. “Ever (memories intact solve as little as those riddled with holes),” 2019. Oil on canvas.

Christiane Huber. “Forced Songs,” 2019. Pitchfork, theremin, Arduino, Max/MSP, laptop, wooden box, speaker, voices.

Christiane Huber. “Forced Songs,” 2019. Pitchfork, theremin, Arduino, Max/MSP, laptop, wooden box, speaker, voices.

Foreground: Rachel James. “One Library,” 2019. Beeswax, vinyl, ink, snakeskin, linen, oil paint. Background: Diane Severin Nguyen. “Liquid Isolation,” 2019. Inkjet print, steel frame; “Anchor Ripple Within,” 2019. Inkjet print, steel frame; “Bodywork Raindrop,” 2019. Inkjet print, steel frame; “New Moon Capture,” 2019. Inkjet print, steel frame.

Rachel James. “One Library,” 2019. Beeswax, vinyl, ink, snakeskin, linen, oil paint.

Rachel James. “An Eros Encyclopedia,” 2019. Performance. Photo: Tam Austen Stockton.

Jamie Krasner. “Runway (Pop-100) what’s inside a girl ? damn, chewed AKA Venomist Choir 3”. Quadraphonic sound, chewed bubble gum, bubble gum car fresheners, modulating LEDs.

Jamie Krasner. “Runway (Pop-100) what’s inside a girl ? damn, chewed AKA Venomist Choir 3” (detail). Quadraphonic sound, chewed bubble gum, bubble gum car fresheners, modulating LEDs.

Nawahineokala'i Lanzilotti. “Nā Kai ʻEwalu,” 2019. Performance.

Nawahineokala'i Lanzilotti. “Nā Kai ʻEwalu,” 2019. Performance.

Nawahineokala'i Lanzilotti. “Nā Kai ʻEwalu,” 2019. Performance.

Dani Leder. “Supergo X,” 2019. Oil, phosphorescent acrylic, pastel on primed foamboard; “Twister,” 2019. Oil on primed foamboard; “Supergo Moi,” 2019. Oil, charcoal, phosphorescent acrylic, shipping label on primed foamboard; “Untitled F,” 2019. Oil and charcoal on canvas.

Dani Leder. “Supergo X,” 2019. Oil, phosphorescent acrylic, pastel on primed foamboard; “Twister,” 2019. Oil on primed foamboard; “Supergo Moi,” 2019. Oil, charcoal, phosphorescent acrylic, shipping label on primed foamboard; “Untitled F,” 2019. Oil and charcoal on canvas; “Square One,” 2019. Oil on primed foamboard.

Dani Leder. “Too Bad U Left,” 2019. Oil, acrylic, supersized Postit notes, aluminum on canvas.

Isabel Mallet. “underneath the permeable membrane,” 2019. Cast concrete slab; “possessing a coin to find its use,” 2019. Sliced, forged, and nickel-plated hex bolts; “tobacco flower,” 2019. Inkjet print on transparency, aluminum; “vending machine,” 2019. Cast concrete, repaired vending machine, sandblasted cans, dollar bills; “at, towards, across, over, down, above, in, through, below, out of, onto,” 2019. Cast concrete with cuts.

Isabel Mallet. “vending machine,” 2019. Cast concrete, repaired vending machine, sandblasted cans, dollar bills.

Isabel Mallet. “possessing a coin to find its use,” 2019. Sliced, forged, and nickel-plated hex bolts; “vending machine,” 2019. Cast concrete, repaired vending machine, sandblasted cans, dollar bills.

Carla Jean Mayer. “CAL: an idyll,” 2019. Reading.

Carla Jean Mayer. “CAL: an idyll,” 2019. Reading.

Lee Nachum. “On god,” 2019. Video installation, performance.

Lee Nachum. “On god,” 2019. Video installation, performance.

Lee Nachum. “On god,” 2019. Video installation, performance.

Brandon Ndife. “How big big ships were built,” 2019; “Sterilized household item,” 2019; “We tend to avoid going,” 2019: “Remaining cabinet with low pass signal,” 2019: “Second helping,” 2019. MDF, wood, epoxy foam, resin, earth pigment, enamel, laserjet prints, PVC piping, bass transducer, speaker, amplifier.

Brandon Ndife. “How big big ships were built,” 2019; “Sterilized household item,” 2019; “We tend to avoid going,” 2019: “Remaining cabinet with low pass signal,” 2019: “Second helping,” 2019. MDF, wood, epoxy foam, resin, earth pigment, enamel, laserjet prints, PVC piping, bass transducer, speaker, amplifier.

Diane Severin Nguyen. “A Tyrant Star,” 2019. Video and installation, 15 minutes.

Diane Severin Nguyen. “A Tyrant Star,” 2019. Video and installation, 15 minutes.

Diane Severin Nguyen. “A Tyrant Star,” 2019. Video and installation, 15 minutes.

Jaxyn Randall. “How to Defeat the Flesh, Destroy the World, And Cast Out Demons,” 2019. Performance. Photo by Tam Austen Stockton.

Jaxyn Randall. “How to Defeat the Flesh, Destroy the World, And Cast Out Demons,” 2019. Performance. Photo by Tam Austen Stockton.

Miko Revereza. “Untitled,” 2019. HD color video, 30 minutes; “Untitled,” 2019. 16mm color film, 10 minutes.

Miko Revereza. “Untitled,” 2019. HD color video, 30 minutes; “Untitled,” 2019. 16mm color film, 10 minutes.

Christopher van Ginhoven Rey. “Heraclitus B123DK, Nature Loves to Hide,” 2019; “Melancholia,” 2019; “Overdue Notice,” 2019; “Untitled (Hermes),” 2019; “The Language of The Child,” 2019; “Sacred Fish,” 2019; “Untitled (Hermes),” 2019; “Et Quid Amabo / And What Shall I Love,” 2019; “Untitled,” 2019; “Untitled,” 2019.

Christopher van Ginhoven Rey. “Et Quid Amabo / And What Shall I Love,” 2019; “Untitled,” 2019; “Untitled,” 2019; “Untitled,” 2019.

Carolina Fandiño Salcedo, 2019.

Carolina Fandiño Salcedo, 2019.

Carolina Fandiño Salcedo, 2019.

Alicia Salvadeo. “In COMMONCONSPIRACY,” 2019. Reading.

Alicia Salvadeo. “In COMMONCONSPIRACY,” 2019. Reading.

Robert Sandler. “Fruit Tree Tops,” 2019. Eggshell, acrylic, resin on linen; “Happy Dagger,” 2019. Wood, glue, binding tape, adhesive, dye; “Enemy Name,” 2019. Eggshell, acrylic, resin on linen; “Patient Ears,” 2019. Darkling beetles and larvae, oat bran, cardboard, resin, eggshells, pom-poms, spray paint, steel.

Robert Sandler. “Enemy Name,” 2019. Eggshell, acrylic, resin on linen; “I Fatal Loins,” 2019. HD video, 8 minutes.

Robert Sandler. “Patient Ears,” 2019. Darkling beetles and larvae, oat bran, cardboard, resin, eggshells, pom-poms, spray paint, steel; “Enemy Name,” 2019. Eggshell, acrylic, resin on linen; “Fatal Loins,” 2019. HD video, 8 minutes.

Estelle Srivijittakar. “New Monument to Forget the Future 3,” 2019. Vernacular materials; “New Atlas,” 2019. Vernacular materials; “Sweeping the Tomb,” 2019. Graphite.

Estelle Srivijittakar. “New Monument to Forget the Future 3,” 2019. Vernacular materials; “New Atlas,” 2019. Vernacular materials; “Sweeping the Tomb,” 2019. Graphite.

Jordan Strafer. “PEP (Process Entanglement Procedure),” 2019; “Cake 1,” 2019. Video installation, 15 minutes.

Jordan Strafer. “PEP (Process Entanglement Procedure),” 2019; “Cake 1,” 2019. Video installation, 15 minutes.

Jordan Strafer. “PEP (Process Entanglement Procedure),” 2019; “Cake 1,” 2019. Video installation, 15 minutes.

Daniel Sullivan. “Capitulation,” 2019. Wood, acrylic paint; Jobi Bicos. “Intention Boxing,” 2019. Oil on linen; Daniel Sullivan. “Isis,” 2019. Wood, acrylic paint, hardware; “Niagara Falls,” 2019. Wood, acrylic paint, laserjet toner; “Scarlet Begonias,” 2019. Acrylic, laserjet toner on canvas on panel.

Jobi Bicos. “Intention Boxing,” 2019. Oil on linen; Daniel Sullivan. “Isis,” 2019. Wood, acrylic paint, hardware; “Niagara Falls,” 2019. Wood, acrylic paint, laserjet toner.

Jessica Wilson. “Smile Driver” (installation view with dog audience), 2019. Installation and CG animation, 8 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jessica Wilson. “Smile Driver” (installation view with dog audience), 2019. Installation and CG animation, 8 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jessica Wilson. “Smile Driver” (installation view with dog audience), 2019. Installation and CG animation, 8 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alex Zandi. “The Sandbox Has No Limits,” 2019. Digital video installation.

Alex Zandi. “The Sandbox Has No Limits,” 2019. Digital video installation.

Alex Zandi. “The Sandbox Has No Limits,” 2019. Digital video installation.

Carolyn Ferrucci. “Far Rocks”, 2019. Reading and performance.

Founded in 1981, Bard MFA is a nontraditional master’s degree program for visual, written, and time-based arts. At Bard, the community itself is the primary resource for the student—serving as audience, teacher, and peer group in ongoing dialogue. In interdisciplinary group critiques, seminars, and all-school presentations, as well as in-discipline caucuses and one-on-one conferences, the artist students engage with approximately sixty noted faculty members as they develop their individual studio practices. The program probes a diversity of approaches and fosters imaginative responses and insights to aesthetic concerns across the disciplines of film/video, writing, painting, sculpture, photography, and music/sound. The MFA is low residency and takes place over two years and two months. Students complete three consecutive eight-week summer sessions on campus and two independent study sessions off campus during the intervening winters.

The class of 2020 thesis presentation, Say Ever Moves, was on view July 21–28, 2019 at the Bard College Exhibition Center/UBS Gallery in Red Hook, New York. Presentations of performance, readings, and screenings of time-based works took place on the Bard College campus during the evenings of July 22–26, 2019.

The exhibition was co-produced by Paula Stuttman, Josephine Shokrian, MFA '20, and Marisa Espe ’20 CCS Bard.

For visual descriptions of the works in Say Ever Moves, please visit the exhibition Soundcloud.

Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of Peter Mauney, 2019.

Participating Artists

Luis Arnias
Georgian Badal
Jobi Bicos
Lauren Burrow
Gwenan Davies
Omari Douglin
Carolina Fandiño Salcedo
Carolyn Ferrucci
Marco Gomez
Colleen Hargaden
Evie K. Horton
Christiane Huber
Rachel James
Jamie Krasner
Nawahineokala'i Lanzilotti
Dani Leder
Isabel Mallet
Carla Jean Mayer
Lee Nachum
Brandon Ndife
Diane Severin Nguyen
Jaxyn Randall
Miko Revereza
Alicia Salvadeo
Robert Sandler
Josephine Shokrian
Estelle Srivijittakar
Jordan Strafer
Daniel Sullivan
Christopher van Ginhoven Rey
Jessica Wilson
Alex Zandi

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