Carol Prusa, "Overflow," silverpoint, graphite, titanium white pigment with acrylic binder and programmed light emitter, 18" x 18" x 18".
Overflow: New Works by Carol Prusa.
Opening: Jan.29th 6-9pm. Artist Talk 7pm.
Exhibition continues until February 22, 2015
The origins of metal point drawing (silver point, gold point, 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 fiber optics and programmed lights.