Twenty by Ten: A SMFA Student Group Exhibition

March 30-May 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Talk and Discussion: Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

  • Lisa McCarthy

    On the Road, mixed media, 20 x 20 inches, 2016.

    On the Road
  • Kevin Valderrama

    Beans, oil on canvas, 24 x 14 inches, 2015.

    Beans
  • Jordan Burnham (Shep)

    Grapes of Wrath, 44 x 50 inches, 2016.

    Grapes of Wrath
  • Shailinn Messer

    child seated, 12 x 16 inches, 2016.

    child seated
  • Wore Chae

    Untitled, acrylic, oil, oil pastels, 36 x 36 inches, 2015.

    untitled
  • Minoo Emami

    Portrait, mixed media, 20 x 15 inches, 2016.

    Portrait
  • Isabelle Teruko Kushi

    Listen, acrylic on panel, 20 x 30 inches, 2016.

    Listen
  • Ryan Folan

    "Irish" Micky Ward, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, 2016.

    Irish Micky Ward

Press Release

Twenty by Ten is a group exhibition featuring new art not exceeding twenty inches in width by ten current students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. With numerous emerging voices, a thread tying the works together is the guidance of artist and Kingston member Julie S Graham. The exhibition includes work by Shep, Wooree Chae, Minoo Emami, Ryan Folan, Teruko Kushi, Lisa McCarthy, Shailinn Messer, Nicolas Papa, Tony Robles, and Kevin Antonio Valderamma. The group presents a compelling range of backgrounds, with artists hailing from Iran to Hawaii, and thought-provoking reasons for making artwork, including veterans processing decades spent in active duty in the United States Armed Forces and integrating found vintage imagery into keen commentary on contemporary psychology and identity.

Special thanks to Allison Gray for her assistance in the organization of this exhibition.