A Collage Machine + A Treasured Object: Two MFA Graphic Designers Share Their Work

Barness_image2.jpgJessica Barness, an MFA Graphic Design candidate, is holding an open house to exhibit her thesis project, A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, on Thursday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in McNeal 233. Visitors are invited to create and print their own collage designs, which will appear alongside Barness' work on Friday, April 27. Barness_image1.jpg

"In A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, the alphabet, Morse code, and collage are used to explore the role of translation in design," explains Barness. "The open house will feature an interactive 'collage machine' as well as code-glitched videos and images." Barness holds a BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa, and has exhibited most recently in San Francisco, Phoenix, and São Paulo.

MFA Graphic Design candidate Jenny Parker, developed  her thesis around the question, "What object do you treasure most?"  She interviewed four monks from St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN about an object they treasure. She also collected stories from people around the world. You can share your treasured object at objectcatalyst.com.