Thinking FWD: the 18th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

May 5 – June 25, 2017

In its 18th year, the Thacher Annual features artwork by 39 juniors and seniors in USF’s Department of Art + Architecture. This year’s exhibition expresses an undeniable forward momentum, and the show’s title, Thinking FWD:, reflects the artists’ outlook and mission. Whether a graduating senior or a rising junior, the artists know that forward is the only way to go. They explore their identities in today’s difficult world as scholars, activists, friends, adults, and most of all, artists. While there is a tension in the air that signals the anxiety of moving towards the unknown, this exhibition is an opportunity for them to communicate their own worldviews. Thinking FWD: is to create despite uncertainty, and to speak despite fear.

This exhibition was organized by the undergraduate Curatorial Practicum class, led by Nell Herbert, and a professional jury selected the exhibited works. The 18th Thacher Annual jurors include social architect Kelly Gregory, visual artist Jamil Hellu, multidisciplinary artist Erica Molesworth, and Jennie Yoon, Registrar at Catharine Clark Gallery.



Coming Up Next at Thacher Gallery:

Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps

Aug. 21 - Nov. 15, 2017

Something from Nothing features over 100 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura.