畢業展 Inarguably Uncertain
Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi makes attire that emphasizes the uniqueness and power of the disabled body. She challenges the prosthetic function of materials, either utilitarian or protective, by making desirable, seductive objects inspired by a wearer’s individual form.
The paintings of Narangkar Glover contrast the “exoticism” of India’s Himalayas with the abstracted innocence of girlhood. What results is sinister, a claustrophobic push and pull between landscape and the girls’ progress through it, and shadowy narratives fervently stalk the canvas.
Plinio Alberto Hernandez’s installations emerge out of the interstices between Latin America and the United States, out of the permeable discourses that result from that chaotic relationship. Drawing from family memories, gang tattoos, and tropes of Western art history, he animates a conversation about exile and belonging, social mobility and personal migration.
Through her alias, Sarah Gray, Merav Tzur channels the misunderstandings that compel us to prove the validity of our stories: the mythos underlying mythology. Devising elaborate scenarios complete with maps, photo documentation, tools, and other “evidence,” Tzur concocts facts out of the alluring apparatus of fiction.
Chris E. Vargas’s films critique mainstream representations of queer culture, making obvious the existence of a more complex reality. His satirical mischief subverts everyday television dramas about work, love, and gender identification, imagining a way out of media’s mediocrity.
David Gregory Wallace’s installations speak to the collision of domestic and military architecture, questioning the invisibility of modern warfare in America. Seeking out the local sites that orchestrate overseas wars, Wallace conjures the everyday life of drone operators as they navigate the tenuous boundary between family life and war.
The annual M.F.A. exhibition at BAM/PFA is made possible by the Barbara Berelson Wiltsek Endowment.