Show Review by Sharon Butler
"Since I skipped the art fairs last week, I had time to stop by a few vibrant (but short-run) student exhibitions. Here are images of promising work from "Thru-Line," the Brooklyn College MFA program show and "Anti-Pro," the Open Studio event at the New York Studio Residency Program. The BC MFA show, curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori, was spaciously installed on the third floor of Moynihan Station, and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of painters graduating this year."
"The art of 14 students from Brooklyn College’s M.F.A. in Art Program was on display at New York’s Moynihan Station from May 5¬ to May 10 as part of the college’s annual M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. Thru-Line used a wide variety of art forms—including ceramics, drawings, fibers, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and mixed media—to raise questions about culture, identity, memory, place, and politics."
"When viewing big group shows of unfamiliar artists, I always find something to like. But at “Introductions 2016,” an exhibition of fifty artists at Trestle Projects, I liked nearly everything. Apparently guest curator Jim Osman, a gifted artist a well as director of the Foundations Program at The New School, and I have a similar aesthetic. For both of us, materials carry meaning. In addition to appreciating their quirky uses, Osman likes a little humor, odd sculptural objects, and enigmatic, thoughtfully-crafted paintings and photographs."