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Edith Garcia: Fabricating The Real
March 25 – April 21Free
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia. Presented in conjunction with the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, March 27–30, 2019.
The site-specific, commissioned installation Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia ’98 explores ideas of transience, the status of the object in contemporary art and theory, and the notion of the sublime.
Influenced by artists Francis Alÿs, Joseph Beuys, and Roman Signer and their embrace of everyday objects and common places, Garcia elicits visceral reactions to her artwork that similarly move visitors’ interactions from the expected and ordinary to the extraordinary. By creating an environment that references the Minnesota landscape in color palette and form and brings together a range of media including sculptural ice, slip cast objects, hand-built figurative pieces, unfired porcelain, and engraved wall drawings, Garcia establishes a way of seeing the familiar in unfamiliar ways.
This exhibition runs from March 25–April 21, 2019, with a free opening reception on March 28 from 5pm–9pm. Learn more at mcad.edu/event/edith-garcia