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PROXIMITY THE Ohio State UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ART 2021 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

Proximity lays bare themes of labor, tenderness, ritual, perception, and possession. Though we have experienced both dense and sparse proximity to one another, the potency of our studio routines and the elasticity of making from home have transformed each of our approaches to this show. Our practices have all embraced various forms of adaptation—some reverted to home-based materials and present-day narratives while others returned to their central process and guiding questions with higher resolve.

This site is a result of a collaboration between the following units within the College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Art / Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy (AAEP) / Department of Comparative Studies / Department of Design / Department of History of Art / Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts Enterprise / Urban Arts Space
Essay coordination and editing by Lisa Florman. Design by Gabriela Miniello.