May 20 through June 11, 2021
The annual BFA exhibition presents the thesis work of students graduating from WWUs year-long BFA program. The Spring 2021 exhibition, Material Mind, explores the vast and complex relationship between the tangible and the intangible, the real and the imagined. Utilizing a range of media, including sculpture, painting, fibers, film, printmaking, and installation, the artists have chosen materials that act as conduits to memories or ideas that often feel beyond reach. By converting the ethereal into physical forms these artists distort and expose themes of isolation, identity, time, heritage, technology, corporeal realities, the natural world and human connection. Some have selected to represent personal memories by exposing the fragility of the structures, surfaces and places that surround one’s past, present and future being. In experiencing Material Mind, the agency of the displayed materials offers us a glimpse into the complexities of each artist’s mind.
Thirty-minute, no-contact viewing appointments are available to all visitors during the run of the exhibition. During the scheduled appointment a visitor must wear a mask at all times.
Chloe Dichter, Lily Foss, Emma Fuhrmann, Amanda Jenkinson, Lisan Kent, Julia McIntyre, Haley Mounes, Iz Ortiz, Rachel Rothberg, Nicole Sletta, Danil Sonjaya, Henry Watts
How to view the exhibition
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Schedule your visit
You are more than welcome, and we're excited to have you back with us. Viewings are limited to 30 minutes, and no more than five patrons at a time are allowed in the gallery. After you reserve your timeslot with the link below, you will receive a confirmation of your time. Each patron - even if you are planning a visit together - must register separately. The day of your visit, you will receive a reminder with a link to our COVID Symptom Attestation form, which you must complete in order to enter the gallery.
The most convenient parking for your visit will be in the C Lots south of campus off Bill McDonald Parkway. Be sure to pay for your parking with the mobile app or at the pay station. The current rate to park in C is $2/day, so you'll have plenty of time to walk to and from your vehicle and enjoy your 30-minute visit without worry or feeling rushed.
Faculty with students meeting for in-person instruction can schedule 30-minute visits to the gallery during the above times. Please use this form to request your WWU class visit.