DOWLING HOME VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT




Between Body and Object

January 29 - March 5, 2006

Reception: February 12, 2006 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Panel discussion by the artists at 2:00 pm


Through painting, photography and sculpture four artists Miriam Bloom, Jennifer Mazza, Margaret Murphy and Barbara Rachko, create works which blur the boundaries between body and object.

Each artist focuses on different aspects and interpretations of the body. Miriam Bloom’s ceramic and papier-mâché floor sculptures are vessels that function as metaphorical figures. Jennifer Mazza’s paintings explore intimate aspects of relationships using body parts and objects as a focal point; her small lusciously adorned canvases are intense in color and imagery. In contrast, Margaret Murphy paints large-scale dollar store female figurines wearing ballroom gowns. In these paintings the figures face backwards, isolated and frozen, as if in a perpetual state of waiting. Barbara Rachko uses her home as a stage set for her brilliantly colored pastels and photographs. Utilizing Mexican mythical figures and toys as her “actors” she poses her characters in dramatic and mysterious scenarios reenacting real life situations.



Archive of Past Exhibits

The Anthony Giordano Gallery