RISD MFA Exhibition

 

It’s super tricky to hang a show in a giant cavernous space with so many insanely diverse artists and pieces but every year RISD does just that with their Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Centre. These two were the artists that stood out to us.

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(ABOVE) MFA Painting graduate Paul Rouphail. It’s not surprising we loved the trompe l’eoil effect of folded, crumpled paper in “Treasure Hunt” on the left and the effect of light and reflection in Paul’s second piece is pretty mesmerizing too.

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MFA Printmaking graduate Andrea Santos’ “More Human Than Human” . Really enjoyed the interplay between the more figurative wall-mounted drawings and the fragmented sculptural elements presented in relation to those drawings to to each other.