Location: UCF Art Gallery
Party for One and Compulsory are simultaneous solo exhibitions showcasing the thesis work of the Spring 2020 Master of Fine Arts candidates in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design.
Party For One showcases contemporary bookbinder Jacob Zhefu Wan. Creating mixed media conceptual books of his personal experience as an Asian man, he explores the importance of self through desire, consciousness, and loneliness. Books are collection of moments, humanity is a collection of memories, life is a book.
Compulsory by Jason Fronczek combines photography, mixed media, and installation to explore the dualities inherent in the relationships between art, memory, and culture; specifically as they relate to (in)visibility and the stigma surrounding mass incarceration and mental illness. In the age of constant surveillance, the camera’s eye is ubiquitous, yet so much of society is left invisible. Fronczek’s art asks viewers to slow down and take notice of the often unseen, overlooked, and discarded.
Please join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, February 27 | 6-8 p.m.
Each graduate student will also present public thesis defenses to support their research and creative practice. These talks will take place in The UCF Art Gallery as follows:
Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Jacob Zhefu Wan | Tuesday, March 3 at 3pm
Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Jason Fronczek | Monday, March 16 at 4:30pm