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Schedule a viewing of the BFA Exhibition May 20 - June 11.

Visit the exhibition page to register.

Material Mind

One large tile outlined by smaller tiles. The large title reads "BFA exhibition, western gallery, western washington university, may 20 - june 11, 2021". The surrounding tiles display various different kinds of art.

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.

Artists

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

 

Gallery hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

 

Community patrons

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.

Schedule your visit now

Parking

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.

WWU Classes

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.

 

Events

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Online Event/Virtual
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
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Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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