Visiting Artist Lecture:
Wednesday, March 27
Thursday, March 28
Presented in conjunction with the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, March 27-30, 2019.
The site-specific, commissioned installation Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia '98 explores ideas of transience, the status of the object in contemporary art and theory, and the notion of the sublime. Influenced by artists Francis Alyes, Joseph Beuys, and Roman Signer and their embrace of everyday objects and common places, Garcia elicits visceral reactions to her artwork that similarly move visitors' interactions from the expected and ordinary to the extraordinary. By creating an environment that references the Minnesota landscape in color palette and form and brings together a range of media including sculptural ice, slip cast objects, hand-built figurative pieces, unfired porcelain, and engraved wall drawings, Garcia establishes a way of seeing the familiar in unfamiliar ways.