Visiting Artists 2012
Contemporary Ceramics Panel Discussion
This panel was held in conjunction with Earth & Alchemy exhibition in MassArt's Stephen D. Paine Gallery and features exhibition artists Syd Carpenter, Annabeth Rosen, Paul Swenbeck '91, as well as Emily Zilber, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Moderated by MassArt ceramics professor Janna Longacre.
Inka Essenhigh's painted visions are richly colored distorted fables peopled with archetypes, sprites, and anthropomorphized nature. The paintings breathe and undulate with life as her mythologies strive for "the feeling of an inner vision" captured during the witching twilight hours.
Pozen Center for Interrelated Media
Figurative sculptor Jaume Plensa is an internationally acclaimed public artist. Plensa's sculptures invite rumination on the relationship between language and form and are at once specific, anonymous, universal, and tranquil.
Using the vernacular techniques of crocheting, knitting, and knotting, Orly Genger creates monumental sculptures with rope-transforming this workaday material into powerful yet pliable installations. Genger is the 2011 recipient of deCordova's prestigious Rappaport Prize.
Dulce Pinzón is known for her playful photographs exploring themes of immigration, cultural identity, and environmentalism. Originally from Mexico, she often focused her camera on Latino subcultures while living in the U.S. More recently, Pinzón's images reflect environmental concerns and the legacy left for future generations.
Trustees Room, 11th Floor, Tower Building
Paula Hayes creates stunning terrariums as living sculptures for gallery environments. Her works deftly combine the intricate beauty of polished industrial materials with delicate living flora.