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Kendra Ward
Vize 2
Segev 2
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Murphy_1
Hair 1
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Kendra Ward
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PROP THE DOOR

To leave a door propped open is to invite others in, to open oneself to being vulnerable. COVID-era realities have resulted in perhaps-permanent changes to our understandings of openness and vulnerability, and necessitated new conceptions of safety, community, and work.

The works displayed investigate the shapes of our current reality, and ways of existing within it.

Prop the Door is the inaugural show and launch of TheSouthStudios.com, a new online art platform and virtual exhibition space run by the Studio MFA graduate students. Traditionally, the annual Fall Studio MFA Group Exhibition features the work of second and third-year students. But this year, we are excited to also include the work of our two new graduate students: Abigail Holcombe and Kendra Ward. 

 

While social distancing considerations don't allow for us to physically invite you in our art studios, this digital exhibition is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, friends, and family to see what we are creating in this moment.

Organized by Sydney Vize, Salem Turchan, and Jake Foster.

Exhibiting Artists:  Emmaly Crimmel, Jake Foster, Nathan Grimes, Katherine Hair, Abigail Holcombe, E. Ainsley, Paul Kenneth, Conor Murphy, Tamar Segev, Salem Turchan, Sydney Vize, Kendra Ward

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AN HONEST GRID

Abigail Holcombe, 2020

felt, acrylic paint, yarn, embroidery floss, rolled paper, paper, spray foam insulation, linen, chewing gum, tulle

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AN HONEST GRID (DETAIL)

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UNTITLED 2 (COLLECTOR SERIES)

Conor Murphy, 2020

 

oil on canvas

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UNTITLED 1 (COLLECTOR SERIES)

Conor Murphy, 2020

 

oil on canvas

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UNTITLED

Kendra Ward, 2020

 

digital photograph​

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HORSE-GIRL

Paul Kenneth, 2020

 

graphite and oil on denim

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ACCRETION, OSCILLATION, EXCAVATION

Nathan Grimes, 2020

 

welded mild steel, construction foam, sand, acrylic paint, spray paint

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ACCRETION, OSCILLATION, EXCAVATION

(DETAIL)

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE HIGH HEELS GONE AND WILL WE EVER HEAR THEM AGAIN

Emmaly J. Crimmel & Michael A. Collins, 2020

 

email

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE HIGH HEELS GONE AND WILL WE EVER HEAR THEM AGAIN

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BOUND (DETAIL)

BOUND

Abigail Holcombe, 2020

yarn, knitted fiber, beads, paper, embroidery floss, burlap, styrofoam, cotton, acrylic paint

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THE EQUESTRIAN

Paul Kenneth, 2020

 

acrylic, collaged jeans, oil, and twine on denim

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LIMANOWSKIEGO 48, BAŁUTY, ŁÓDŹ, POLAND JUNE 2, 2019

Tamar Segev, 2020

charcoal, graphite, pastel, and oil on canvas

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LIMANOWSKIEGO 48, BAŁUTY, ŁÓDŹ, POLAND JUNE 2, 2019 (DETAIL)

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TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

E. Ainsley, 2020

salvaged drywall, paper pulp, slip, crayon, tape, incense, found photographs, hematite, gel pen, sushi grass, joint compound, quartz, exterior paint peeled from buildings and curbs

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TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN (DETAIL)

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TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN (DETAIL)

FUMIGATION TENT

Sydney Vize, 2020

plastic, PVC, vellum

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FUMIGATION TENT

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TERRA FIRMA

Nathan Grimes, 2020

mild steel, construction foam, sand, acrylic paint, spray paint

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TERRA FIRMA (DETAIL)

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PRE-ZOOMIES

FROM THE SERIES WHY ARE THE CATS SEXY?

Salem H. Turchan, 2020

digital drawing

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FALSE ADOLESCENCE

FROM THE SERIES WHY ARE THE CATS SEXY?

Salem H. Turchan, 2020

digital drawing

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BRO

FROM THE SERIES WHY ARE THE CATS SEXY?

Salem H. Turchan, 2020

digital drawing

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NESTED

Abigail Holcombe, 2020

knitted fiber, yarn, beads, burlap, embroidery floss, wire, acrylic paint, tule, paper, glitter, crotched fiber, quilted fiber, graphite, chiffon, spray foam insulation, brick, nails

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NESTED (DETAIL)

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INTIMATE DISTANCE

Jake Foster, 2020

hand-made leather upholstery, iPad, 1 hour video performance.

INTIMATE DISTANCE (DETAIL)

WEBCAM READING CLUB #1

Jake Foster, 2020

digital screen capture, 2 hour performance livestreamed on chaturbate reading excerpts from texts including: The Communist Manifesto (1848) by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry (2020) by Angela Jones, and Porn Archives (2015) Introduction by Tim Dean

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THIS IS ONE WAY IT COULD BE

Katherine Hair, 2020

stick, mason twine, bear

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THIS IS ONE WAY IT COULD BE (DETAIL)

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A HORSE IS A HORSE UNLESS OF COURSE

Paul Kenneth, 2020

 

graphite on paper

LIMEN LIME

Nathan Grimes, 2020

digital video 4 minutes 55 seconds

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I AM SITTING IN A ROOM (VOID)

E. Ainsley, 2020

cardboard, paper pulp, gel pen, prehnite on epidote, acrylic, paper

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I AM SITTING IN A ROOM (VOID)  (DETAIL)

If you enjoyed this exhibition, feel welcome to sign our guestbook, comment below, and share on social media. Thank you!

Photographs of the doorstops found in the graduate art studios by Jake Foster

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