SMFA at Tufts: Juried Student Exhibition 2019–2020
Works by the next generation of artists
This exhibition features work by four graduate and undergraduate students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Katherine Wildman’s imagined domestic interior houses talismanic figures that represent the unborn desires of one’s dormant selves. Timothy Manalo celebrates the preservation of traditions in communities of the Filipino diaspora through a multi-sensory installation that exalts the everyday objects commonly found at his family’s festive gatherings. Louis Meola’s intaglio prints invite visitors to consider the stories embedded in the cracks, scratches, and contours of materials like scrap metal and broken Plexiglas. Seeking to correct the lack of representation of women of color in the art world, Perla Mabel paints scenes from existing artworks onto satin tapestries, populating them with portraits of women from her life.
Curated by Emily Chun and Juan Omar Rodriguez, graduate students in History of Art and Architecture at Tufts, this exhibition is one of a series that reflects the Museum’s commitment to the next generation of promising artists and curators. Presented biannually, it continues the historic relationship between the Museum and the SMFA, which dates back to the school’s founding in 1876.
Generously supported by the Callaghan Family Fund for Contemporary Exhibitions.