MFA THESIS EXHIBITION I: CHAD SERHAL
March 19 to April 2, 2021
University Galleries will host two exhibitions showcasing the work of University of Florida School of Art and Art History’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree candidates. The first will run from March 19 to April 2, 2021. The second will be open from April 9 to April 23, 2021. Concurrent with these exhibitions at University Gallery, further graduate student work will be shown in Libby Gallery. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be guest-curated by Gean Moreno, curator and director of the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Moreno says that he hoped to “involve the Art and Art History Department’s graduating students in a process very similar to the one that they will be involved in as they begin to interact with institutional curators as their professional careers unfold.” The exhibitions will feature work in a diverse array of media, including graphic design, ceramics, installation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and video.
Dredging notions mid-American sensibility and landscapes, Chad Serhal turns his raw materials into unexpected and uncanny media artifacts by cutting up films, sound tracking animations through feedback looping, and arraying collages to function almost like animation storyboards.