MA Fine Art Year 1 Exhibition

 Kelly M. O'Brien,  You're Not Coming Back, Are You?  Paper, wood, thread, rosin. 170x59x8 cm | 67x23x3 inches. ©2018.

Kelly M. O'Brien, You're Not Coming Back, Are You? Paper, wood, thread, rosin. 170x59x8 cm | 67x23x3 inches. ©2018.

Last week we marked the official end of our first year as MFA students with an exhibition. Our normally well-used studios were whipped into shape for a respectable space in which to install our work.

 Kelly M. O'Brien,  Stronger Than You Think . Tulle, thread, steel, cast concrete, rock. 213x183x10 cm | 84x72x4 inches. ©2018. Year 1 Interim Show installation view.

Kelly M. O'Brien, Stronger Than You Think. Tulle, thread, steel, cast concrete, rock. 213x183x10 cm | 84x72x4 inches. ©2018. Year 1 Interim Show installation view.

It feels satisfying to have gotten this far, with a budding mixed media sculpture practice starting to take root. As the new cohort of students arrives, I am reminded of how far I’ve come from last year at this time. There was no hint of what I’m doing now or what is of interest in my current research. The learning process works and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.

 Kelly M. O’Brien ©2018. Year 1 Interim Show installation view.

Kelly M. O’Brien ©2018. Year 1 Interim Show installation view.