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MFA Exhibits at the CAC

Presented by University of Cincinnati School of Art and Miami University School of Art at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

Mar 03 2023
Apr 02 2023
MFA Exhibits at the CAC

Earthbound, James McKenna, canvas and steel, 2023

Work by New MFAs from University of Cincinnati DAAP and Miami University School of Art.

All through March, the CAC hosts thesis work by new MFAs from University of Cincinnati and Miami University. Installations by James McKenna and Baylee Schmitt, body art by Glover Marfo, paintings by Harris Martinson, and video and photography by An Wang. McKenna’s Imposing installation of rusted steel and naturally dyed canvas raises questions about mortality and purpose. Marfo’s striking woven and open metalwork breast plates, of metal and natural fibers, memorialize women’s struggles in Ghana, his native country. Schmitt surrounds us with a suspended kitchen composed entirely of flat crocheted appliances and cabinets, layering concepts of “women’s work. ”Martinson’s paintings range from playful to somber, and illustrate his interest in relationships between light and presence. Wang’s mesmerizing video reveals and conceals an enigmatic figure behind a curtain of smoke, recalling memories of his father. The exhibit is a thought-provoking walk through Cincinnati’s newest art, and a suggestion of future work by these new artists.


Admission to the CAC is free.


Additional time info:

Exhibit is open during normal hours for the Contemporary Arts Center.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6Th St , Cincinnati , OH 45202

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