Shift: A BFA Thesis Exhibition

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April 19

From April 19 to the 27th, the College of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida will host Shift. On view will be the thesis works of 23 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors’ degrees in Fine Art. Various disciplines will be represented in the forms of drawing, painting, digital video and electronic media, animation, photography, ceramics, and sculpture.

For artists, the thesis exhibition represents an important transition period from student to working artist. It marks an end to assigned work, where an artist can begin to develop and work towards individual research and personal practice. The experience of senior thesis culminates in a shift for each individual. Whether it be a shift of perspective, concept, or technique, this experience provides a push towards artistic maturity. The exhibited works synthesize the growth of each artist over their years at USF with their current explorations, at the peak of their development as artists.

Featured works address issues of the body related to beauty, identity, and control as well as personal ruminations on philosophy, biology, and technology. Within each body of work, the artists present their personal investigations of their ideas, interests, and processes.
Exhibiting artists are Breanna Aguilar, Angela Azmitia, Shelby Bercume, Samuel Bishop, Maricell Calle, Melissa Catrambone, Sydney Clark, Jessica Cutrell, Nicolas Di Iorio, Joclyn Emerson, Christina Humphreys, Natalie Ivis, Lindsey Martin, Shanna Martin, Laine Nixon, Monica Perez, Maria Pistorino, Scott Tillbury, Jessica Tilley, Valerie Valvo, James White, Lasceeka Willis, and Olivia Yodice.

The opening reception for Shift will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, 2013, at The Vault located at 655 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. This exhibition marks the College of the Arts third and final BFA thesis exhibition at this location. Admission is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 27.
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The Vault
655 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

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University of South Florida

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