Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce

2 Jul

Unveiled for the first time, Dare alla Luce is Greer’s largest and most intricate artwork to date. The room-size installation is featured as part of a larger selection of works drawn from the artist’s last decade of activity. From Skin Tight (1999) to Small But Mighty Wandering Pearl (2006), this survey highlights Greer’s recurring themes of romantic love, eroticism, fetishism and motherhood.

Greer’s exploration of the sensuality of life is reflected in the sensuousness of her medium. The materials mirror the body in its dual reality of emotional and corporal: soft vs. hard, vulnerable vs. strong, huge vs. delicate. Her formal realm is a soft one, made of crocheted and stitched fairy tales and archetypal myths, addressing the commonality of feeling and thinking of the human condition. Meaning is embodied in the narratives and yet embedded in the very material.

Mandy Greer is a Seattle-based sculptor and mixed-media installation artist, who has earned an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington. Her work has been shown at the Tacoma Art Museum, Kirkland Arts Center, The Henry Art Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, Soil Gallery, and the Tampa Museum of Art, FL, among other locations.

For more information, please visit: bellevuearts.org

Bellevue Arts Museum
May 6 – August 3, 2008

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One Response to “Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce”

  1. John Bernat July 23, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    There are much better and more interesting artists available, especially in these media. Why her work was selected for this exhibition is a mystery to me.

    Dare alle Luce is, to me, a relatively undisciplined and random presentation. It reminded me of some of the kinetic works exhibited at the Denver airport.

    If you want to see art of this quality, fly to Denver.

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