New work by MFA’s Claire Anderson, Eden V. Evans, Stephanie Parnes, Tannon Reckling, and Kevin Yatsu.
My work strives to create a space that is empty of conclusion and uses the potential of a material to equalize the identities and conditions of all objects. Our desire to find familiarity and connections is tested by a lack of singular language towards an ambiguous thing.
Eden V. Evans:
Evans’ work explores materiality, process, and collaboration in an attempt to subtly navigate the space between playfulness and seriousness. Craft vernaculars, child-like science, earth-based elements, and material studies lead to investigations of light, darkness, and the unknown through the lens of mortality and discussions of what we leave behind.”
“Uncertainty lies at the root of my practice, which straddles sculpture, drawing, and photography. I engage in iterative processes of finding, collecting, arranging and rearranging objects into speculative arrangements that probe contingent relationships and enact an ongoing restlessness and internal conflict.”
Reckling’s 3d work explores communication, documentation, and contact with a recent queer family member who was removed from his family’s history. Using a major weight loss as subject, Reckling examines dysphoria, class, abreaction, and electronic catharsis.
Yatsu’s work is situated within the hyper€uidity of the internet landscape. He uses appropriation to coax forward the lexicon by which internet users operate and uses form as a means to create sympathetic structures for his Japanese-American identity.”