Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies

Disclosed Studios: Part Two

April 22 - May 12, 2021
A quilt by Julia Colletes on view in BFA Visual & Critical Studies' Disclosed Studios Part Two. The quilt is made of a pattern of patches featuring an image of a feminine person in various seated positions.

Julia Colletes, Quilt, 2021.

BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents “Disclosed Studios: Part Two,” the second of two consecutive exhibitions of work by select fourth-year students, curated by faculty member Suzanne Joelson. Part Two will be on view from Thursday, April 22, through Wednesday, May 12, at the Flatiron Project Space, 133/141 West 21st Street, which is viewable from the sidewalk.

Mina Al Huqail will be showing metal structures inspired by the truck backs of Lebanon. Sized for the road or for the body, they address the artist’s abiding concerns with borders and boundaries. Above them Nour Moustafa’s flashing eyes on the monitor resonate with the truck’s usual iconography warding off evil.

If Nour and Mina are staving off the evil eye, Julia Colletes seems to confront it. Rather than provide comfort, Colletes’ Quilt leaves her exposed. In another piece, images of a body printed on muslin issue out from a box, as if to tear what is dispensable from what we hold dear.

High above, in the corners of the room, Tyler Downing’s smokers take a break from it all. A balance of strength and fragility wafts through the show.

Click here for details and images from “Disclosed Studios: Part One,” which was on view from Thursday, March 25 – Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Disclosed Studios Part Two
Installation shots of the VCS senior exhibition.
Free and open to the public