MORE THAN EVER – BFA Spring 2020 Artists’ Book Project
“More Than Ever” collects projects and portfolios made by the Hunter BFA Spring 2020 graduates, during a time of quarantine at the epicenter of a pandemic.
They were making ambitious installations, often in collaboration and conversation with one another, and excitedly preparing for the group show that would open at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter’s uptown campus. Then it all changed. A tight-knit group who shared studios was torn apart. A class built on intimacy with materials, space, time, and presence became remote. At times, the problems felt insurmountable. But they did what artists do: found ways to work, ways to communicate, ways to make things, for themselves, for each other. The BFAs’ continued creativity provided a network of lifelines during this catastrophic rupture. Their art was made against the odds and is a testament to the strength and ingenuity of this talented group of young New Yorkers.
AVALON THORNTON KENNY
ISABELLE DAHAB FERNANDEZ
NAILAH “BILLIE” FULLER
Book Design by Isabelle Fernandez in collaboration with the Hunter College Spring 2020 BFAs