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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
|Cost:||Free with Museum admission|
|Description:||Jill Slosburg-Ackermans drawing project, In Rome, was initiated while she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2009. Roman pine cones inspired her initial observational drawings and led her to draw other forms, in particular, the patterned stone floors she encountered in medieval Roman churches. As she explored connections between these two representative forms of nature and civilization, Slosburg-Ackermans project evolved in ways that expose the fluidity of boundaries between two- and three-dimensional experience, organic and geometric structure, intimate and architectural scale, sculpture and furniture.
Occupying floor and wall, the installation is composed of hundreds of elements drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, video, furniture, hand-carved frames grouped into visual episodes. The prominent roles of the pine frames are dual: emphasizing the exquisitely drawn details within their borders and acting as intermediaries between adjacent elements. With basic materials, Slosburg-Ackerman has created an unusually immersive and participatory perceptual experience, one which invites both detailed and leisurely exploration.
Cambridge-based, Slosburg-Ackerman (b. 1948 in Omaha) trained as a jeweler and a sculptor, earning a BFA and MFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. She is Professor of Art at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
This exhibition is supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund.
Entered by: Worcester Art Museum
Created: August 15, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Last Modified: October 22, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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