i wasn't able to go to the lecture the night the tahoe gallery opened but i was able to see the work with the class and after our discussion i'd have to say maybe i was a little disappointed too but not just by the work itself.
a few of the pieces i definitely didn't gravitate to especially being those from someone who's been through the MFA program but then again i didn't know what their work was like in school.
after listening to some of the other students it seems as though listening to the lecture was either too much reality for them or the artists themselves weren't "succeeding" as much as they thought they would after graduating.
but i don't see why everyone assumes they're just going to be an artist because they graduate... it seems to me as though you'd have to find some kind of creative job or outlet, a steady way to make money, and then keep your connections to galleries and programs like ours that would let you show your work.
one piece in general that i actually did like was the 3d sort of paintings of buildings... incorporating the photos in such an interesting layering while the background pushed and pulled those images in, creating such a unique space.