Artist Talk May 8th! Head On: New Sculpture by Corinne Beardsley
Posted On April 23, 2014
Please join us for Head On: New Sculpture by Corinne Beardsley at the Downtown Campus. At last year’s art war, Beardsley created a 300 pound clay head. This massive sculpture claimed 1st prize! As an extension of her award-winning art war work, Corinne presents a new series of ceramic and mixed media sculptures, and a mask-making workshop. In her exhibition, sculptural heads installed throughout the gallery preserve gestural moments, discovering the form as it emerges. Some characters confront viewers with their monolithic scale and mass, as some pull viewers in for a more intimate interaction. If you wanna get you hands dirty, you can join the artist for a workshop on June 19 from 6-9 p.m.
As part of her solo exhibition, “Head On”, and in conjunction with 3rd Friday, 2012 Art War winner, Corinne Beardsley presents “The Spirit of Salisbury.” Come learn about the history and process of mask-making, and explore the ritual of mask performance.
This all-ages workshop will consist of a presentation on the history of, and impetus behind mask-making, an experiential, hands-on, mask-making workshop, culminating in a playful group performance experience on the downtown plaza in Salisbury.
Participants will be encouraged to allow themselves to be transformed by the masks they make, while exploring the idea of how we participate in the transformation of the urban art scape during 3rd Friday.
This is an all-ages workshop. *Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by a participating parent.
WORKSHOP: Thursday, June 19th 6-9pm.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: Friday, June 20th, 3rd Friday, 5pm.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES, Downtown Campus, 118 & 120 N. Division Street.