Favorite Spring Candles: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 5 – 8 pm

400 S. Peoria
Chicago, IL 60607

Exhibition on view: March 28-April 1, 2017
Artist talk: Friday, March 31, 5pm
Opening reception: Friday, March 31, 6-8pm
Featuring Chris Hoag, Zachary Hutchinson, Nellie Kluz and Michael Lopez

The School of Art & Art History at UIC and Gallery 400 are proud to present the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The second in the series of three one-week MFA Thesis Exhibitions offers a rare opportunity to view works by up-and-coming artists completing their degrees in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts this spring.

Chris Hoag completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee where he majored in Philosophy, Art History, and Filmmaking. He works primarily in 16mm film and his practice is inspired by an interest in formalism(s), ontological distinction, and sea worms. His films have shown at the Images Festival, PDX, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Hamilton Gallery of Art, and other venues.

Zachary Hutchinson (b. 1991) comes to art through costume making, make up, theater, video making and an obsessive attention to image and transgressive affect. He received her BFA at from SAIC and is a MFA candidate at UIC. He has had works shown in Montreal, Mexico City, San Francisco CA, Austin TX, Berlin Germany, Athens Greece and extensively in Chicago IL. He created VideoVideoZine.com, a monthly screening series and webzine made to give visibility to moving image makers in 2013.

Nellie Kluz is a filmmaker working in non-fiction video. Using curiosity, observation and analysis, she records and interprets various locations and communities - focusing on social interactions, belief systems and material realities.

Michael Lopez is a Chicago based artist, writer, performer and MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.