Ghost Pattern Waves: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition 3

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 5 – 8 pm

400 S. Peoria
Chicago, IL 60607

Exhibition on view: April 4-8, 2017
Artist talk: Friday, April 7, 5pm
Opening reception: Friday, April 7, 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 third in a 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.

Alexander DeGraaf performs as both Pastel Fractal and Conch Shell. Pastel Fractal’s mission is to perform wonders with the mission statements of Chicagoans. Previously, Pastel Fractal’s mission was to make dance music and sculpture while exercising a personal agenda to reuse the technologically obsolete, the aesthetically dated, and the wastefully discarded.

Caleb Foss combines a spectrum of old and new media devices with a focus on how their mechanics reflect and impact social and political structures. Drawing from a fascination with amusement park rides and magic tricks, these projects take an imaginative approach to everyday technologies.

Billy James Joyce is artist and curator living in Chicago. Through painting his practice explores place, memory and natural world. In 2012 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 2017 he will receive his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, April 4, 11am
Caleb Foss, Screen, 5 mins. 
Alexander DeGraff, Pastel Fractal v7.3.0, 60 mins.

Wednesday, April 5, 12pm
Caleb Foss, Screen, 5 mins. 
Alexander DeGraff, Pastel Fractal v7.3.1, 60 mins.

Friday, April 7, 12pm
Caleb Foss, Screen, 5 mins. 
Alexander DeGraff, Pastel Fractal v7.3.3, 60 mins.

Saturday, April 8, 12pm
Caleb Foss, Screen, 5 mins. 
Alexander DeGraff, Pastel Fractal v7.3.4, 60 mins.