Image courtesy artist and Herter Art Gallery.

Image courtesy artist and Herter Art Gallery.

TOPSY-TURVY: SELECTED WORKS BY CYNTHIA CONSENTING

SELECTED WORKS OF CYNTHIA CONSENTINO AT THE HERTER ART GALLERY; UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST SEPTEMBER 2017

An exhibition of selected sculptures, installations, and drawings made by Cynthia Consentino. Working primarily with clay, Cynthia dismantles and reassembles popular iconographies rooted in established values of beauty and gender. In this manner, she strips down, exaggerates, and inverts the familiar to explore the incongruities embedded in social stereotypes. The resulting imagery is a surrealist landscape where props and plots are out of place, forcing the viewer to re-investigate their notions of the familiar and the strange.

 
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THE UNACCUSTOMED VANISHING POINT

A MASTERS THESIS; UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST MAY 2017

This thesis presentation is submitted to the graduate school of the University of Massachusetts in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts. It accompanies The Unaccustomed Vanishing Point, an exhibition of miniature paintings and installations that map the overlapping boundaries of the personal and social to probe into the complex interplay of cultural hybridity, class, and identity in post-colonial, globalized India.

 
 Screenshot of Spring 2017 issue banner. Image courtesy TAP Review website.

Screenshot of Spring 2017 issue banner. Image courtesy TAP Review website.

 

MORE THAN A COLLECTION: PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE ASIA ART ARCHIVE

TRANS ASIA PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW, VOLUME 7, ISSUE 2: TECHNOLOGIES, SPRING 2017

A profile describing the Asia Art Archive, headquartered in Hong Kong, published in the Trans Asia Photography Review.

 
 

Image courtesy University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

EYES ARE FOR ASKING: NARRATIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY  MARCH 24 - MAY 1, 2016

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST

At a cultural moment of unprecedented inundation with visual images, Eyes Are for Asking – Narratives in Photography carves out a space for the contemplation of visual narrative and cultivates a deeper awareness of the process of reading an image. Drawn from the permanent collection of the University Museum of Contemporary Art, the images in this exhibit investigate the relationship between time, photography, and storytelling.

Co-curated by Procheta Mukherjee Olson(M.F.A ’17, Studio Arts) and Gretchen Halverson(M.A ’16, Art History), Eyes Are For Asking is the culmination of a year long independent project under the UMCA's Annual Curatorial Fellowship Program.

 
 Screenshot of exhibition website banner. Image courtesy Institute of Curatorial Practice, Hampshire College.

Screenshot of exhibition website banner. Image courtesy Institute of Curatorial Practice, Hampshire College.

reorient:resisting romanticism in depictions of the middle east

INSTITUTE OF CURATORIAL PRACTICE, HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

Reorient: Resisting Romanticism in Depictions of the Middle East questions whether the search for a veritable East is Orientalist in and of itself. Setting up a dialectic between Resistance and Romanticism, the exhibition considers the gaps that continue to exist between popular narratives of the Middle East and the realities of intricately nuanced cultures.

Curated by Amanda Bolin, Nolan Boomer, Theresa Mitchell, Camille Reynolds, Lauren Thompson, and Procheta Mukherjee Olson.

The Institute for Curatorial Practice is a five-week intensive summer program at Hampshire College focusing on the practice of curation: material, digital, and imaginary.

 
 Image courtesy curator and Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Image courtesy curator and Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

NIGHT TENNIS

STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST

The Student Union Art Gallery presents NIght Tennis curated by Procheta Mukherjee Olson. Night Tennis features works from artists living across North America, working in various media, at different stages of their career, with roots that stretch across the far corners of the world. These images and installations are suspended in absurdity, inviting the viewer to scratch their surface to find underneath pools of mystique, subversion, and poignancy.