January 29, 2015 - February 22, 2015
Featured artists: Carol Prusa
Opening night Jan 29th 6:00-9:00pm
Artist Talk begins at 7:00pm
The origins of metalpoint drawing (silverpoint, goldpoint, etc.) are widely thought to lie in classical antiquity. Carol Prusa is known for her use of this ancient technique in a contemporary practice. Prusa combines graphite drawing and titanium white pigment washes to create wall mounted sculptural disks and wall mounted or free standing ceramic spheres covered in organic forms whose compositions are akin to the characteristic curves employed by French Art Nouveau artists of the early 1900s. Charmed by how physicists think, her current work also speaks to multiple universes and possibility. Inspired by TOE (theory of everything), the artist suggests cosmic forms in different stages presented in twinkling three-dimensional hemispheres that employ fibre optics and programmed lights.
Carol Prusas unique art works are exhibited widely in museums and curated exhibitions such as the 2014 Kohler Centre 40th Anniversary Artist in Industry Exhibition, WI and the Contemporary Art at the Miami Museum, FL. Her art is in numerous museum collections including the Perez Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Hunter Museum of American Art and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.