Sarah Emerson is an artist who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Her paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. Are We the Monsters is planned as a series of commissioned murals and large-scale drawings that address the dichotomy of ruin and rebirth, destruction and creation.
Time Like the Present presents selected works by printmakers who acknowledge, through their work, an inescapable historical narrative in the processes of traditional printmaking. Some engage with this history, either working to subvert it by emphasizing materiality, physicality, and tactility via process-driven experimentation. Others resist nostalgia or sentimentality through subject matter that occupies a contemporary perspective that is sometimes critical and sometimes engaged with a speculative future. Many of these artists also make work that brings printmaking into sculptural space, blending it with other media and modes of art making to expand the traditional boundaries of presentation.
For this juried exhibition, art educators that work with students under the age of 18 were invited to unite their roles as artists and teachers by presenting the artwork they create outside of the classroom. The exhibition was juried by Donna Krueger, founder of dk Gallery, the trend-setting fine art space in Marietta, GA. Twenty artists were selected to participate and collectively they are showcasing a variety of artistic vision and media.
For the preservation of artwork, museums must often hold their permanent collections in storage rather than on public view. "Visible storage," maintains necessary safe-keeping of the objects while allowing museum visitors to see and study work that would otherwise be unavailable. This installation employs visible storage to showcase a substantial number of Ruth Zuckerman's sculptures and drawings from the KSU Permanent Collection, while making aspects of a collection's care transparent for the public.
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