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Now on view  through January 9, 2022 at MassArt x SoWaThe Nature of Your Departure: 2021 MFA Photography Winter Thesis. Join us for SoWa First Friday on January 7, 5-9pm for a closing reception!


Curated by MassArt Photography faculty Billie Mandle in collaboration with the featured MFA candidates, The Nature of Your Departure presents the work of four artists who departed normalcy together when the pandemic interrupted their graduate studies and, in response, they made work about looking forward, not back. Each of their projects engages with the necessity of leaving behind the accepted – accepted understandings of culture, nature, race, gender, and family. Though working in photography, none of these artists record the world only as it is; instead they create amalgams of reality and vision. These photographic projects are quietly subversive interventions.




This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

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In addition to the gallery exhibition, the 2021 MFA Photography Winter Thesis graduates will present virtual public artist talks on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public.



MassArt x SoWa

460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C-08

Boston, MA 02118

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm  // Sunday 11-4pm // First Friday Receptions 5-9pm.



Images above (L-R) Claudio Eshun (aka Don Claude) (MFA '21 Photography), Unc.lue & Nana, 2019, Archival pigment print, 18” x 24” // Andriana Nativio (MFA '21 Photography)\, Untitled 9, Pigment print, 32” x 40”


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  • Galen Palmer
  • Beverly Eugene-Graham
  • Rebecca Morrison

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