Mar25 to Apr21

Time

5:00 pm

venue

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis
55404

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Visiting Artist Lecture: 
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 p.m., Auditorium 150
Reception: Thursday, March 28, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Concourse Gallery

Presented in conjunction with the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, March 27–30, 2019.

The site-specific, commissioned installation Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia ’98 explores ideas of transience, the status of the object in contemporary art and theory, and the notion of the sublime. Influenced by artists Francis Alÿs, Joseph Beuys, and Roman Signer and their embrace of everyday objects and common places, Garcia elicits visceral reactions to her artwork that similarly move visitors’ interactions from the expected and ordinary to the extraordinary. By creating an environment that references the Minnesota landscape in color palette and form and brings together a range of media including sculptural ice, slip cast objects, hand-built figurative pieces, unfired porcelain, and engraved wall drawings, Garcia establishes a way of seeing the familiar in unfamiliar ways.

MN Artists