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Virginia Maksymowicz artist sculptor

My goal as a visual artist is to create iconographies that can communicate ideas to a range of audiences.

 

The imagery usually incorporates the human figure, most often the female figure. The ideas revolve primarily around social issues and are presented through narrative or metaphor. The materials range from handmade paper—used for its ability to mimic a variety of materials as well as its inherent connotation of fragility—to a special form of Fiberglas-reinforced plaster called Hydrocal FGR95, originally developed for architectural casting.

 

I’ve tended to work in that somewhat peculiar niche between painting and sculpture called “relief.” In the late 1990s I began to treat the wall as an integral part of the meaning, that is, something more than merely a backdrop. My most recent installations further explore the link between the human body and architecture.

CURRENT NEWS

"Pillars of Grace" window installation in collaboration with Blaise Tobia

28 North 3rd Street in Old City, Philadelphia

on view until April 16 (24 hours a day)

IF YOU MISSED SEEING "The Lightness of Bearing"

at Rowan University Art Gallery . . .

 

Click HERE to view the catalogue.

Click HERE to read the Artblog review by Mary Murphy.

Click HERE for a virtual walk-through of the show.

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