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Jun 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Tanner Gilliland-Swetland: A Long Away


MFA Thesis Exhibition

June 6, 7, 13, 14; 1–4 p.m.
Reception: June 7, 6 p.m.

Tanner Gilliland-Swetland’s MFA thesis exhibition titled A Long Away, is comprised of a series of sculptures all built from the salvaged cross-sections of a Mediterranean Cypress tree form his family’s backyard in Los Angeles. These works reference tools as both an entry-point for multi-sensory generative interactions and as a formal aesthetic rooted in craft, family heirlooms, and agrarianism. Hints of whimsy and absurdity in the sculpture’s designs mesh to challenge narratives of land use and notions of utilitarianism.

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Jun 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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SME 142, Visual Arts Gallery, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg.

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Nick Lesley    858-822-7755


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