Two captivating installations open Thursday, October 20, in Space 204 with a reception from 4 to 6 pm. Mara Sprafkin’s installation She Would Have Thought Twice, Possibly Three Times and Justin Farris Braun’s they see themselves from the inside will be on display through Friday, December 9.
Sprafkin’s installation, She Would Have Thought Twice, Possibly Three Times, includes more than 1600 prints and drawings, large and small, new and older. Sprafkin’s recurring theme of femininity is further enhanced through the use of such materials as scrapbooking, fashion magazines, and romance novels.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Sprafkin has exhibited her work throughout the United States in solo and group shows, most recently the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her MFA from Columbia University and her BA in Visual Arts from Bowdoin College.
The process of collecting and orchestrating fragments, materials, and experiences is the basis for Braun’s installation they see themselves from the inside. In this large-scale work, Braun contrasts drawings and backlit photographs with a larger installation of “entangled systems.” Exhibiting nationally and internationally, the artist’s work encompasses design, two- and three-dimensional drawings, photography, object making, and installation. Born and raised in the Midwest, Braun received his BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from Ohio State University.
Space 204, located in the Ingram Studio Art Building, is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays. For more information, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/arts or call 615-343-7241.