Nicholas B. Costantino, KyungHae Christine Park, Stephanie Tyson and Chloe Wilwerding
RISD’s MFA Printmaking Class of 2019
May 17-June 7, 2019
Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:00-8:00pm

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Tame the Wild Profusion, an exhibition by RISD’s MFA Printmaking Class of 2019. As a cohort, they explore existential questioning. They ask, “Who are we?”, “Why are we here?”, and “How can we create meaning out of our existence and environments?” Drawing from the shared language of printmaking, they use their art as a method for ordering and naming.

With humor, Christine Park pairs uncanny descriptions with abstract images in order to facilitate the act of double taking, a typical reaction when one encounters something unknown but discovers something new or familiar about it. She designs this experience to resemble the change that takes place in one’s opinions after learning more about the unfamiliar. Stephanie Tyson’s work focuses on translating data into language and the information that gets lost, or cannot be ordered and understood, through the process. Nick Costantino uses line, pattern, and geometry to express the simplicity and complexity that exist in everything, just as a pattern can be seen as an intricate whole and deciphered by its singular repeat. Chloe Wilwerding looks at religion as one method for ordering and structuring the world and asks how religion helps or hinders our knowledge of how we should live and address our most human concerns about our place in the world.

“At Brookline Arts Center, we will show prints and sculptural prints that illustrate our attempts to tame the disorder around us through art…As a group of artists working together closely, our art shares overlaps in form and content. Despite these intersections in how we process our environments, we do not have a universal answer to our questions. We do know that our art provides one way for us to collectively and individually explore the wild profusion.”