Saturday, April 19, 2008

American University MFA Exit Show Opening

The Katzen Center was abuzz yesterday with a regional A-list art crowd, all anxious to see the work of the newest professional DC-artists. Cory Oberndorfer's gigantic, graphic roller-ladies could be seen from the street, filling the building's front hallway windows. The rest of the second years' work filled the majority of the first floor of the museum, really, these kids are (for the most part) working big, and looking professional!

Tim Campbell (a ten tigers favorite) exhibited large-scale text paintings and prints.

Brian Barr's large portraits of Zac and Cory, a clean, painterly hand always gets me, I love these pieces:

Andrew S. Blair's installation

Bradley Chriss

These two pieces of Lily's are sewn, definitely displaying some admirable craftsmanship.

Amy's image, also featured on ArtCade Forum

Lauren Rice's multimedia installation

Katherine's painting

Geoffry's video and detail from a large drawing

Max's video installation

Sharon's large-scale painting and artist books