Scholarly & Creative

April 4, 2013 at 7:00 am

Sculptor Returns to Campus to Give Alumni Artist Lecture, April 8

“The Impossibility of an Island,” 2012, concrete, steel, 18 x 9 x 24 ft

“The Impossibility of an Island,” 2012, concrete, steel, 18 x 9 x 24 ft

The Department of Art and Design Alumni Artist Lecture Series presents MaryKate Maher ’01, who will speak about “The Impossibility of an Island” on Monday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Brubaker 102. Refreshments will be provided by Alumni Relations.

Maher is a sculptor from Brooklyn, New York. Her work as an artist addresses nature, not as a harmonious self-regulating state, but as a series of tenuous negotiations and truces liable to fall apart at any second. At times terrifying, at times humorous, these fragile states of balance straddle the line between ecstasy and panic and form the basis of her sculptural practice. Maher’s work has been featured in national venues including Real Art Ways (Connecticut), Hinge Gallery (Chicago), BRIC Rotunda Gallery (New York), Like the Spice Gallery (New York) and Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota). Her work has also been presented internationally at Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Büdelsdorf, Germany) and Das Gift Gallery (Berlin). Maher has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Socrates Sculpture Park and Franconia Sculpture Park. Maher received her B.F.A. from Arcadia University in 2001 and her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004. She also studied at the Glasgow School of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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