Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018

April 20, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Girl on floor with vacuum beside children wearing masks

Responding to the prompt of “versus,” graduating Masters of Fine Arts students at UNC-Chapel Hill provide works that explore combative tensions.

Some employ content to examine ideological struggles, such as the battles of nostalgia against the actualities of the past, or of idealistic hopes against the stark truths of reality. For others, tensions lie in their very processes, such as investigating the effects of combining varied approaches to mark-making or of contrasting discordant materials.

Artists included in Versus are Britta Anderson, Allison Coleman, Kimberly English, Sara Farrington, Joel Hopler, Lindsay Metivier, Jeanine Tatlock, and Carley Zarzeka.

Versus is curated by Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection, Ackland Art Museum.

This exhibition of work by the 2018 Master of Fine Arts candidates at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is made possible by the ongoing dedication and support of the Ackland Art Museum’s members and annual fund donors.

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Image Credit: Allison Coleman, American, born 1977: Pine-Sol, 2017, oil on panel, 24 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist.