Studio view, Emiliano Sepulveda, Alexandra Spence, Scott Saunders. (as that is the order from top to bottom). Photo: Emiliano Sepulveda.

MFA Graduating Exhibition 2016
will today be like yesterday - will yesterday be like tomorrow

September 10 - September 24, 2016
Audain Gallery

The exhibition features graduating projects by MFA candidates Scott Saunders, Emiliano Sepulveda and Alexandra Spence, in Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

Saunders, Sepulveda and Spence uniquely explore possibilities for imagining humanness as an entangled mesh of human and non-human subjectivities, phenomena and powers. Each artist mindfully considers his or her relationship with the vibrant, dynamic and uncanny living world. Their explorations are embodied, political as well as aesthetic. Each artist demonstrates a desire to understand one's individual position within the world, as well as how other individuals, societies and cultures fit. 

Saunder's work combines text and textiles in installations that examine the complicated politics of development and urban displacement that surrounds and permeates his living environment on East Hastings Street.  Sepulveda's work in sculpture and installation considers his identity as an immigrant and the labour of creating a relationship with an adoptive land that does justice to the culture he is heir to, as well as the one he finds himself present in. In her audio-visual installations, Spence traces the connections between place, identity and sound, through an examination of resonance and vibration in everyday life. 

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate's studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented with the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.


Opening Reception
Friday, September 9, 2016, 7 - 9pm
Audain Gallery