ARTIST TALK: JONATHAN NOTWICK, 2020 MFA

Meet Jonathan Notwick, a photographer. Notwick recalls his parents telling stories about the Cold War, duck and cover drills, and neighbors who created backyard bomb shelters. His recent artwork investigates the history of weapons testing in the American landscape. Notwick’s artwork examines the spectacle of nuclear testing in the Manhattan Project, a U.S. government-led initiative to […]

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ARTIST TALK: MAHYA AMINI, 2020 MFA

Meet Mahya Amini, a figure painter who explores “how people may look or feel inside.” She believes that humans are shaped in childhood through experiences and encounters with cultural traditions, institutions and family relationships. Amini recontextualizes her childhood memories, feelings and mental states through a tactile practice of painting, often using her hands rather than […]

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ARTIST TALK: RACHEL UNDERWOOD, 2020 MFA

Rachel Underwood B. F. A. (2017) Towson University, Towson, MD Meet Rachel Underwood, a painter’s painter and environmental guardian. Her artwork investigates how human activity has affected earth’s systems in our current geological age, the Anthropocene. Specifically, Underwood is interested in “how the human animal’s impact on the planet is causing a sixth mass extinction,” […]

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