Things Little - York University Visual Arts MFA Group Show

Things Little
York University Visual Arts MFA Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: February 1 - 11, 2017

Gallery 50
50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Things Little continues the tradition of a second-year Visual Arts MFA Winter group exhibition. Working closely with curator Vanessa Nicholas, a doctoral student from the Art History and Visual Culture program at York University, this cohort of students has come together to celebrate their diverse community as well as give a glimpse into what their future art careers might hold.

All things great are wound up with all things little. This maxim is vital in its simplicity and purpose, and it restored my will to work by reminding me that individual actions matter more than ever. With this awareness, I found the meaning of curating this group exhibition and saw anew the ways in which each of the participating artists labors over things little in the name of things great.

- Excerpt from Exhibition Essay by Vanessa Nicholas, curator of Things Little.

Exhibiting Artists
Ebrin Bagheri, Ellen Bleiwas, Vincent Herman, Kriss Janik, Timothy Laurin, Sheri Nault, Christine Nobel, Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas, Johanna Thompson and Erin Vincent.

MFA in Visual Arts
The MFA program combines studio practice with art theory and criticism. Students develop their individual creative research and art production in conjunction with an evolving understanding of theoretical discourses and debates surrounding contemporary art and culture. Independent studio-based research is central to the program.

The combined MFA/MBA program, offered jointly with York's Schulich School of Business, leads to both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Fine Arts degree - an excellent foundation for management careers in the arts and cultural sector.

PhD in Visual Arts
The PhD program is premised on practice-based research that is materialized and disseminated in the form of art works. A professional program for rising artists who already have a significant body of work, it fosters advanced, independent research and writing integrated with the development of original studio practice, in all visual arts media.

Graduate Program Director: Barbara Balfour

For further information about this exhibition or the MFA/PhD Program in Visual Arts, please contact:
Dawn Burns
Graduate Program Assistant
Art History/Visual Arts
School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Rm. 255 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3
Tel: 416.736.5533
Fax: 416.736.5875