finding the shape of the overlap
Erin McKenna (MFA 2020)
Using bolts, beads, plywood, fringe, house paint, sequins, chain and nail polish, Erin McKenna makes unwieldy sculptures that bring languages of embellishment and function into unexpected dialogues.
rules for making (in no particular order):
•no hierarchy of materials
•subvert expected use
•complicate binaries, stereotypes and associations
•allow for variable arrangements
•repeat, reiterate, reuse
•consider the subversive possibilities of the excessive, fantastic, and necessary
•always let the labor be visible
This work is featured in Sometimes Something: The 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 13 - May 2, 2020 at Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor.