FreePress: Emerging artists make their first contact with a wider audience in graduation exhibition
The 38 artists in this year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts show have worked side by side at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art for years, but they came together by chance and they’re all moving in different directions. What they share, though, is a clear desire to connect with themselves and with their audience, to understand and be understood.
The exhibition, which highlights all the diversity, creativity, and talent you’d expect, has a particular openness and warmth this year — but my feelings might be getting the better of me. These are my former students, by and large, and I’m so proud of everyone in this show it’s embarrassing. Here’s a hopelessly partial, incomplete overview of what they’ve done.