The Arcade at Columbia College Chicago presents “Modus Operandi: BFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition,” May 12 – May 26, 2017 with work by Andrea R Coleman, Shelby Gahm, Cassandra Meek, Narineh Seferian, Alex van Dorp, Henry Voellmecke, Jeremy Weber, Pete Willson and Ty Wubbenhorst.
“Modus Operandi” explores the habits of working in which process becomes a specific method in creating aesthetics. This exhibition features work that incorporates the conceptual underpinnings of phenomenology, aura, ephemeral events, aesthetics of power and the sublime.
The thesis exhibition serves as a culmination of the rigorous Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago. Through Columbia’s interdisciplinary approach in curriculum, fine art students are encouraged to develop skills in a breadth of media – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance and video. Consequently, the graduating class of 2017 has found innovative approaches to their practices through process-oriented work and a hybridization of media.
The intimate class size of nine students allows for “Modus Operandi” to function beyond a standard thesis exhibition. Although practices may differ significantly amongst each artist, this show has been curated with the assistance of faculty members, Brandon Alvendia, Meg Duguid and Fo Wilson, to showcase the distinctive qualities each artist presents while maintaining an overall coherence.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago.