Last spring, our Senior BFA show for Art and Design was derailed by Covid-19. As our world shut down, projects paused, and much of our activity moved online, plans were being hatched to make sure that the BFA show would happen, as soon as it was safe.
Fast forward to January 19th 2021, and the class of 2020 was able to finally have their show, with limited in-person attendance, and a fantastic new 3D tour for those who couldn’t be there at the 9th Street Gallery (formally Beebe Building)!
The BFA Thesis Exhibition: “Contingencies” was adapted for a remote experience to showcase the collected works in advance of the physical exhibition—offering individual “artist galleries” on the exhibit website:
“We, the graduating Class of 2020 at Cornish College of the Arts’ Art Department, have adapted our conventional curatorial processes to present this year’s BFA Thesis Exhibition on a virtual platform. As (the future of, changes to) collective physical space remains uncertain, we are re-addressing what space is and questioning how its various forms support contingencies for connection. Right now, artists all over the world are relying on impromptu space — from makeshift home studios to virtual thesis exhibitions — in order to sustain their work and the communities which help to carry them through. This online exhibition, an impromptu space, gives us the opportunity to honor the blood, sweat, and tears put into years of hard work. ”