Still image from Blue, a video by Laura Magnusson (MFA ’19).

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is proud to announce the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dry Socks in a Submerged Canoe, featuring work by Masimba Hwati, Laura Magnusson, Rowan Renee, Mayela Rodriguez, and Bridget Quinn. The exhibition is a culminating moment for students in the 2-year Stamps MFA program. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 15, 6–8 pm.

Masimba Hwati – Sokunge
Through performance, sculpture, and sound, Hwati’s Sokunge explores forms of cultural resistance, and the use of symbolism to modify power and contest domination.

Laura Magnusson – Blue
Magnusson’s Blue is a single channel video of the artist, shot on a seafloor, moving arduously through the water as she burrows through the afterlife of sexual violence.

Bridget Quinn – The A.W.E. Society
Reconnecting people with the natural world, Quinn’s The A.W.E. Society is an experimental wilderness guide, including site-specific activities and performances.

Rowan Renee – No Spirit For Me
Through loom-weaving, lithography and metal-work, Renee interrogates how the intersection of homophobia and misogyny contribute to the systemic failure of the criminal justice system.

Mayela Rodriguez – Estampa Cartonera
Transforming the gallery into a cartonera press, Rodriguez reminds the community of the vibrant world of Latina artists and designers

Learn more about the MFA Program at Stamps and about the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Dry Socks in a Submerged Canoe is on view at Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor) March 15–31, 2019.