Personal Struggles Portrayed Through Master's Thesis Art Show

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Rolling on a wheeled wooden frame in the corner of SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery, a queen-sized mattress enabled with motion detectors makes its way across the floor. It indiscriminately approaches anyone in close proximity in an attempt to seduce them into bed. “Bedfellows” is part of fine arts graduate student Randy Sarafan’s collection “Objects Behaving Badly.” The series is an examination of materialism, relationships and the accumulation of shared possessions that come as a result. Sarafan is one of four graduate students whose work will be shown at the Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Show at SF State opening April 25. Fine Arts Gallery Director Mark Johnson has seen many graduate students install their best work for the annual show throughout the years at SF State. “Every year, the MFA graduate thesis exhibition is very different,” Johnson said. “But what is constant is the high levels of ambition and invention.”