Byproduct Studios (Molly Jo Burke and Nathan Gorgen): Perceptions of a Material’s Purpose
DateJan 19 - Mar 3, 2024
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Molly Jo Burke and Nathan Gorgen’s (Cincinnati, OH) collaborative artwork focuses on the use of excess materials from their daily lives, artistic practices, and surrounding natural and built environments to create “semi-functional” artwork that recalls domestic objects, like tableware, furniture, or references to the architectural spaces that we inhabit. Of particular interest to the artists are materials that are or appear to be soft and malleable, that do, or seem to, slump, stretch, flow, drip, and squish. These qualities are shared with the human body and lend an organic or biological character to the work. They enjoy contrasting these bodily materials with rigid surfaces. The result is whimsical creations that are chaotic, joyful, and curious, challenging the audience to reconsider the environments and objects we encounter daily.
Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Weston Art Gallery
Event Starts 7:00 PM