Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Melissa Carr

externalized pain
casting wax, glass, cables, ink

Melissa Carr

Heart of Glass
Glass, Adhesive, Wood, Fabric, Dirt
8''x 9''x4''

Melissa Carr

Little Houses
dimensions vary

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shannon Tomanovich

Leftovers (part B)
Sharpie on vinyl
40" x 60" x 10"
Leftovers (part B)-detail

Leftovers (Part A)
60" x 40" x 10"
Wedding dress, ceramic, sharpie on vinyl

These works seem to make suggestions regarding their subjects. The transparency of the plastic is the most important aspect of these works. The drawings on the vinyl were traced directly off of living people. Part A revolves around the dress, my Grandma's discarded wedding dress from 1963 and suggestions of someone being trapped inside it.
Part B is a colorful plastic depiction of a friend of mine. A 22-year old girl, the same age my Grandma was when she was married in that dress.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Susana Cortez

"It is Culture"
Metal rods,fabric, clay & intaglio prints
32" x 28" x 72"
Fall 2010

This piece came together by combining two projects. The intaglio prints of a female figure which represents an allegory of indigenous young girls & an amorphous shape that came from a dream. This piece was inspired after I came across an article about how now in 2010 there are still several towns around the world where females' rights are not respected. Once a girl reaches the age of 12 or reaches puberty her family will exchange her for an animal or money.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mike Gates

Installation - Covers approx. 3' x 8' of floor space.
Steel, sand, matches

This piece is a study on different kinds of deforestation both natural and man made.