Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, March 27, 2015
Free and Open to the Public
Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Free and Open to the Public
March 27 - April 19, 2015
Anna Bushman & Katie Glusica
Multi-media site specific installation
This exhibition brings together these two artists in a unique collaborative effort, the heart of which aims to shake out and extend our expectations about the identity and function of both drawing and weaving. The installation presents objects in a situation and form uncommon to their customary identity; like chairs that have escaped their chairness. The work also explores notions of site specificity and responsiveness. The viewer is offered an encounter with an object, a drawing and their mutual regard. This apparently simple affinity between light, space, drawing and object, calls on the viewer in subtle ways to reflect on the impossibility of our achieving a singular or complete sensate experience.
Anna Bushman was raised in Virginia and has called Richmond her home for more than a decade. She received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, and an MFA in Visual Arts from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 2011. In addition to an active studio practice, Ms. Bushman has had the good fortune to be able to apply her creative expertise in a variety of other roles. She has designed and taught fine art curriculum to students from early childhood through college, in both formal and informal settings. Until recently, she worked as an educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a position that allowed her to assist with the development and presentation of art-related workshop programming for teens, as well as community cultural events designed for a culturally and generationally diverse audience. She has seen her local community connect, learn and benefit from these offerings. Her interests extend to the field of conservation. She has training in collections management and book and paper conservation, and currently works as a repair and conservation technician specializing in the care and preservation of antique oriental rugs.
In 2010, Katie Glusica completed an MFA in Fibers at The Savannah College of Art and Design following a BFA in Crafts, with a focus in weaving, from The Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Currently, she repairs and restores antique rugs, weaves, draws, writes and walks
under the beautiful oaks and moss of Savannah, GA. Katie has exhibited and sold work at the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museums of Art craft shows and in galleries and private collections across the country. Interviews about her work can be found online for the magazine Handful of Salt and the blog Yourewelcomesavannah.com's Hands On features. In 2014 her work was a NICHE Awards finalist and this year look for her paper "The Seen and Unseen: Weaving as a Metaphor for Wave/Particle Duality," which is forthecoming to print in Leonardo the Journal for the International Society
for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.