Image by Curtis Grahauer

MFA Graduating Exhibition 2015

September 11 – September 26, 2015
Audain Gallery, Vancouver

Lucien Durey
A single rope, tossed over a high, sturdy branch

Curtis Grahauer
As far upriver as you can go before having to switch to a pole 

Jaime Williams and collaborators
Let it be as it is

This exhibition features three graduating projects by 2015 MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Instead of presenting their works under a unifying title and theme, the three artists are exhibiting their respective projects within the shared space of the gallery, autonomously.

Lucien Durey's painted works in the exhibition address the auratic nature of painting and art through a defamiliarization of found supports and substrates. Curtis Grahauer's 16mm film installation documents the anthropogenically influenced landscape of Chilliwack to build a discourse between what is natural and what is naturalized. Jaime Williams' multimedia installation explores the potential for improvised movement to understand the specific vibrational energies of place.

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 11, 1pm

Intersecting lines of water, oil and electricity
Sunday, September 20, 1:30pm

A series of walks related to As far upriver as you can go before having to switch to a pole

Meeting times, locations and GPS coordinates:

1pm - Barrowtown Pump Station | 49.115042, -122.110704
2pm - Vedder Canal (South of Keith Wilson Bridge) | 49.091440, -122.062977
3pm - Field behind 44490 Keith Wilson Road | 49.103198, -121.993270
4pm - Kinkora Golf Course | 49.121987, -121.951402

Please contact for more info.