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20190418-0527_MCASD-MFA_220x240.jpgECCENTRICITY HAS ROOM
Graduating MFA Exhibition at MCASD

April 18 - May 27, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown
1001 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Sarah Farnsworth • Tanner Gilliland-Swetland • Cole Goodwin • Grace Mae Huddleston • Yasmine Kasem • Abe King • Lisa Korpos • Jesus Eddy Miramontes • Casey Polacheck • Maya VanderSchuit • Sam Wohl • Zebulon Zang • Paolo Zuñiga
Eccentricity Has Room: Artists from the MFA Program at UC San Diego is co-curated by Art History Theory and Criticism PhD Students Erika Barbosa and Viona Deconinck with MCASD Assistant Curator Anthony Graham. 


Casey Polacheck: To Mind the Elephant20190417-26_caseypolacheck_220x124.jpg

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Gallery Hours: April 17, 19, 24, and 26; 12-3 p.m.
Reception: April 26, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
508 Gallery, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

By mining different modes of perception and engagement found in natural forms, natural history, and evolutionary psychology, Polacheck seeks to understand how looking, metaphor, and creativity are studied and expressed outside of exclusively human orders. 


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Graduate Lecture Series

April 24, 2019, 7 p.m.
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg., UC San Diego

The artist’s work considers the many forms of evolution within local and indigenous cultural production that have taken place alongside and adjacent to the narratives of Western art, including histories of sculptural installation and performance.


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Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

April 25, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

Michael Shawver developed an early working relationship with director Ryan Coogler during their time together at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Working with Coogler, Shawver has edited the feature films Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Black Panther.


Carolina Montejo "Leffas: Small Fusion"20190426-30_carolinamontejo_220x124.jpg

April 26, 5 p.m., 6 p.m.
April 27, 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
April 30, 5 p.m., 6 p.m.
Reception: April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Screening Room, 219 Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Leffas: Small Fusion, is an experimental science fiction film in which plant and human worlds are mystically combined.


Yasmine Kasem: Jihad of Bitter Petals20190424-0503_yasminekasem_220x124.jpg

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Gallery Hours: April 24, April 26, May 1, May 3; 12-3 p.m.
Reception: April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Performance Space, 306 Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

Jihad of Bitter Petals are works questioning what it is to be caught between the struggle and submission and the merger of Queer and Islamic Identities in a single body.

Alan Skelton: Refrigerator Waves201925-26_alanskelton_220x124.jpg

April 25-26, 2019, 12-3 p.m.
Commons Gallery, 404 Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego



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Thesis Exhibition from MFA Candidate Lisa Korpos

May 2-3, May 6-10;  12-3 p.m.
Reception: May 10, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Main Gallery, 309 Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

The Community Bee Clinic is a radical veterinary practice and participatory multimedia installation where visitors can become emergency caregivers for dying honey bees.


Breanna Beauchamp: Landscape Everywhere20190507-09_breannabeauchamp_220x124.jpg

May 7-9, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

From the distant horizon to the humble donut, deep meaning can be found in the still things, if one knows where to look. The collection traces the artist’s diverse exploratory history of mediums and technique, from traditional watercolor painting to 3D renderings.


9th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awardsadk_220x124.jpg

May 23, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

The Kamil family, Department of Visual Arts, and Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego invite you to the 9th Annual Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards Reception. Please join us for an evening of film and creativity to honor the memory of Adam Douglas Kamil and showcase the talent of undergraduate UC San Diego students.