Feature Articles

November 2011

Clemson University in Clemson, SC, Features Works by Kristina Falotico, Ernst Meyer, Andrew Daly and Todd Stewart

Clemson University in Clemson, SC, is presenting two new exhibits including: Clemson MFA Exhibit, Function and Fragments, featuring works by Clemson University graduate student artists Kristina Falotico and Ernst Meyer, on view in the Lee Gallery through Nov. 11, 2011, with a reception from 6-8pm, and Touchy Feely, featuring works by Clemson University graduate student artists, Andrew Daly and Todd Stewart, on view in the Lee Gallery from Nov. 14 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Nov. 18, from 6-8pm.

By re-displaying an abundance of objects through printed matter, Kristina Falotico forms an understanding of life today with compositions that are often densely layered and in a state of disarray in order to present the instability of contemporary living. She creates litho and woodcut prints that force the viewer to realize how much we as humans accumulate and the insatiable need for abundance in our culture. Falotico deals with drawing realistic, domestic, everyday objects that are usually overlooked or taken for granted. She manipulates and distorts her objects with the use of color, fragmentation, and a lack of depth of space to create an overwhelming sense of stuff.

To counter the impersonality and disposability of everyday items, Ernst Meyer creates functional ceramics that relate to one another, to the home environment and to the user, specifically the everyday process of eating. He is interested in building relationships, families, and communities. By exploring ideas of giving and sharing, he creates a connection between his pieces and his viewers and challenges them to consider presentation and to reconsider the table. He creates stacks of dinnerware, allowing the viewer to take the stacks apart, thus becoming a part of the mealtime ritual and emphasizing building family and community.

The work of Andrew Daly and Todd Stewart, in the exhibit, Touchy Feely, focuses on how sensory information triggers memory and is utilized to construct meaning. Touchy Feely is an exhibition that condenses often overlooked experiences into situations that dramatically demonstrate the affect the things we encounter can have on us. Both artists invite you to follow familiar paths to illogical and extraordinary spaces. Come remember what its like to feel again.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 864/656-3883 or visit (www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery/).

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