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Rutgers in New York: “Synonymms”

On View June 1–21, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 6–8 p.m.

Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street, New York City
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 1–6 p.m.

Featuring Sandra SK Amoabeng, Ang Bidak, Alfred Dudley III, Em Gallagher, Jason Hirata, Andrew Kennedy, Kabi Raj Lama, Maisie Luo, Park McArthur, Justin Nalley, Nick Newlin, Adi Blaustein Rejtö, Maura Torres, and Anton Varga.

Synonymms presents artwork by Rutgers University’s 2024 Visual Arts MFA graduate cohort. This capstone exhibition is an occasion to consider the artists’ disparate practices following two years of graduate study. While this study in a formal sense has ended, it continues through frequently collaborative and/or collective activities such as teaching, organizing, mentoring, and archiving facilitated by and for the show’s participating artists.

Like the artists departing their graduate program, Synonymms’ organizers, Park McArthur and Jason Hirata, are leaving their roles at Mason Gross School of the Arts, as well, and will present artwork also, bringing the total number of exhibiting artists to fourteen. The artists in this exhibition are part of a greater half-century of Rutgers University arts education that prioritizes experimentation across artistic media and disciplines.

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