Exhibition Curated by Aliza Shvarts, Featuring Artwork by MFA Candidate Jordan Homstad

MFA Fine Arts faculty member Aliza Shvarts has curated the exhibition CURRENTS: Free Expression and the Inexpressible, now on view at A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street. Brooklyn, NY) from January 6th to February 5th, 2024. The exhibition features artwork by Jordan Homstad, a current Parsons Fine Arts MFA candidate, as well as artworks by Max Bowens and Valerie Werder, Maura Brewer, Elaine Byrne, Abigail Raphael Collins, EBB / ЭББ, Avram Finkelstein, Mari Claudia García, Michelle Hartney, Clareese Hill, Xandra Ibarra, Chuqiao (Chloe) Li, Melissa Ling, Katrina Majkut, Lydia Nobles, Viva Ruiz, Diana Schmertz, and Asia Stewart.


Installation view of Free Expression and the Inexpressible. Photography: Matthew Sherman.

From the exhibition’s website: “Free Expression and the Inexpressible brings together eighteen contemporary artists staging connections between the personal and political dimensions of expression and inexpressibility. Through strategies that range from the discursive and polemical to the affective and abstract, they interrogate the edges of this freedom, mine its history, and posit new ways of thinking about what we can and cannot express. The artworks in Free Expression and the Inexpressible not only frame a deeply rooted and ongoing crisis, but also participate in an equally long legacy of resistance, imagination, and transformation. As visual, experiential, and affective provocations, they offer a vision of freedom in an unfree world, and new precedents for how we might make choices in conditions not of our choosing.”

Learn more about the exhibition here. Visit Aliza’s website here, and Jordan’s website here. Congratulations, Aliza and Jordan!