MFA Thesis Exhibition December 4-December 21, 2008
This exhibition is the first in an ongoing series of MFA thesis exhibitions shown annually at the Tufts University Art Gallery as part of the joint graduate degree program of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
About the artists:
EUGENE SCOTT FINNEY
"For my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, I will present sculptural works constructed from excavated and antique building materials. The focus of the exhibition will be the two sculptures, Boat and Dwelling, both constructed to human scale and intended for actual use after the duration of the exhibition."
Boat, 2008, Excavated and antique construction materials, 14x14x14, photo: E.S.Finney
"The first room of the exhibit will display videos, both on monitors and projected, showing the transformation of my studio over the past year, as well as other collaborative projects involving the use of scavenged materials to create objects and transform spaces. Thousands of animated photographs show the process of creating, destroying, and restoring as essential to the value of this work. Salvaged paint, wood, paper, metal, and various other construction materials are appropriated both for their function and aesthetic value, informing a desperate and playful search for meaningful imagery.
The second room in the gallery will be a working studio, around which an elevated platform seven feet off the ground affords viewers a privileged look down into the workspace. This studio within the gallery will function as an ongoing process-based installation for the entire course of the show, serving as an environment for individuals to collaborate, experiment, and transform the gallery space beyond its normal confines."