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BLAZE Sculpture

Marcy Edelstein

United States

Sculpture, Acrylic on Ceramic

Size: 5.3 W x 21.8 H x 22.5 D in

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I completed the series LOCAL COLOR during 2020 while isolating in central New York from the coronavirus pandemic. While developing the imagery I felt poised between the chaotic and painful events taking place globally and the profound silence and isolation of the tiny rural community where my studio is located. Throughout the summer of 2020 I explored forms that expressed something of the stress and precariousness of that position. The works explore gravity, imbalance, instability and the fracturing of form. I build my forms very slowly from clay coils, smoothing and sanding the surfaces with metal ribs and abrasive pads. The pieces are bisque fired but remain unglazed. I sometimes modify or augment the pieces after firing them using plaster or plaster infused fabric. I then airbrush the pieces with multiple thin veils of fluid acrylic paint. In this series I have explored a color palette that derives from the local landscape as well as the fragile coastal environment where I spent my youth.

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Sculpture:Acrylic on Ceramic

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Size:5.3 W x 21.8 H x 22.5 D in

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ARTIST STATEMENT: My objective is as an artist is to create a visual language about transformation that speaks to the viewer directly through the strength and presence of its form and structure. I work with a fundamentally abstract language that is deeply informed by biology and natural history. My current work examines on a very personal level the ways in which advances in science have radically altered our relationship to nature. The drawings conjoin disparate elements, biological, mechanical, and architectural, to create anomalous structures that could be imagined as the outcome of science gone awry. Word fragments that intrude upon the picture plane include both personal observations about gardening and the weather, as well as references to gene technologies that are dramatically transforming food production. PROCESS: Drawing has always played a central role in my creative process. It is as much an end in and of itself as a means for developing ideas for sculptural work. Early in my career I was strongly influenced by the abstract surrealists and expressionists, artists concerned with transformation and the imagination. I developed a process of abstracting from life and creating new, unexpected forms, a process that continues to drive my work. I draw to discover new formal possibilities and make unexpected connections between shapes and ideas. Although many of the forms I work with have their origins in nature and technology, I seek to move beyond the appearance of things, to expose their internal structure and spirit. BIO: Born in Boston, Massachusetts, I received a BA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University and MA/MFA degrees in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. From 1976-77 I taught drawing and design at the University of Tennessee, followed by seven years at the University of Virginia where I taught printmaking and drawing, before settling permanently in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007 I established a studio central NY and currently split my time between the country and the city. I have exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and have work in numerous private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Residencies include the Cummington Community for the Arts and the Roswell Artist in Residence program in New Mexico.

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