Exhibition features thesis work of 21 Ohio State BFA students

Twenty-one Ohio State University art students are fulfilling a graduation requirement and presenting a wide-ranging and engaging exhibition simultaneously.

But OSU Urban Arts Space Interim Director Merijn van der Heijden said the pieces included in the exhibition are not assignments, but rather “reflective of their individual studio practices.”

“In addition to coursework and assignments, students also develop their own body of work. This exhibition is a glimpse at each,” van der Heijden said.

Students, along with their faculty advisers, select the work to be included. Because the work is not made with forethought about how it will be presented alongside that of other students, van der Heijden said, installing the exhibition – which features painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, prints, glass and more – presents a “visual puzzle” for the Urban Arts Space staff.

The exhibition closes with a reception Saturday, Dec. 16. Kevin Williams and Aaron Theesfeld will present an artists' talk at4 p.m.prior to the reception at5 p.m.