Graduate exhibition features Master of Fine Arts thesis work of Annmarie E. Holler (painting) and Éva Polizzi (clay).
Reception: May 7, 5–7 PM
ANNMARIE E. HOLLER (Brick, NJ) Nature itself has already created amazing subject matters for us to study.
Annmarie E. Holler received her BA in Art Education from Marywood University in 2013 and currently works as a Residence Director while completing her graduate studies. Holler’s work includes large–scale acrylic paintings on canvas or MDF board. She works in a large format so the viewer feels overwhelmed by the experience and color. Although her style and subject matter of each piece is different, all have the same emphasis of line and color. A number of her paintings create an illusion for the viewer’s eyes to focus on; others are more surreal, transporting the viewer to a new place or scene. Holler feels there are so many things we take for granted on a daily basis, such as shape, shadows, and colors that surround us. While in graduate school, she has taken the time to walk around and study the world she sees every day, but never took the time to focus on. Her close–up digital photographs accompany, and complement, the paintings and emphasis line and color in another medium.
ÉVA POLIZZI (Clarks Summit, PA) Clay and thread create a time capsule for meditation, memories, wishes and stories.
Éva Polizzi grew up in Hungary with two grandmothers who were both skilled makers and clever savers; nothing was ever wasted on their farms. From them she learned to appreciate the many ways of reusing, repurposing and reinventing. Polizzi’s work in clay and fibers, “stitched clay,” is rooted in this background; she is drawn to surface treatments that resemble old, torn, fraying, and darned textile bits. Referencing textile structures such as quilts, weaves, and Japanese boro, as well as inventive resist dye processes such as shibori, Polizzi’s often-organic shapes and utilitarian forms in clay are enhanced with thread and fibers. Incorporating a lexicon of embroidery stitches, combined with a sensitive eye and hand, she selects and dyes fiber materials and experiments with the right stitch as the two materials slowly evolve into its completed state. Polizzi’s contemporary stitched clay records her memories along with her joy, struggles, and dreams.
CHINESE PAINTINGS and ANNAMESE POTTERY by Ana Maria Carmona Cusick
Debut Exhibition of Selections from the Carmona Collection
Ana Maria Carmona Cusick (1935-2011), known simply to friends and arts enthusiasts as Carmona, held beauty and revelation as fundamentals of her ever-perceptive mind. This was true in her soprano operatic music, in the unraveling intricacies in Annamese ceramic design, or the unique styles of Chinese watercolor painting. The Carmona Collection was donated to Marywood University by her husband, Daniel L. Cusick.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2–5 PM
• Maslow Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts
• Kresge Gallery, Insalaco Center for Studio Arts
Display Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Friday
2016 MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN / MFA ILLUSTRATION THESIS EXHIBITION features graduating students from the "Get Your Masters with the Masters" program in graphic design and illustration. On display will be thesis work, study tour books, and additional projects.
Opening Reception: July 16, 4-5:30 PM
The exhibition will be open July 18 through July 21, 10AM – 3 PM.
Link to website of Get Your Masters with the Masters program at Marywood University
Marywood University Art Galleries
|Shields Center for Visual Arts
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598