Out of Bounds

April 1 - April 24, 2022

What are the forces that keep us together or drive us apart? The artists in this exhibition explore physical, emotional, and familial intimacies shaped by proximity and distance. These works engage the push-pull dynamics of American football, international wrestling, geopolitics, and migration. By employing a variety of media, artists Maisa Alghamdi, Julia Gladstone, Will Owen, and He-myong Woo use the familiar mechanisms of sports, craft, animation, and memory to reconsider the bounds and borderlines that determine selfhood, nationhood, and family identities. 

"Out of Bounds" features the work of UPenn MFA candidates and is co-organized by Jalen Chang, Arely Marisol Peña, and Meg Hankel. It is the eighteenth exhibition in the Incubation Series—a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, the Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.