Artist Zsuzsanna Szegedi is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She was the 2009 artist-in-residence at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, spending many a day outside making work in response to nature. She has an upcoming show at Framingham State College, so we here at ArtSake asked her to tell us about her work.
Trees. To me they are a reminder of human existence; Rootedness, aging, strength, posture, vulnerability, isolation and longevity to name a few. Somehow we manage to hold our complexity together – this truly fascinates me. Although my original attraction to these formations was purely visual it has evolved deeper into conceptual explorations. Lately I’m drawn to the idea of absence. This concept, in part, recently led my work to extend onto the exhibit walls on a larger scale. Applied directly to the wall, the graphite tree drawings are temporary installations emphasizing their lack of longevity.
This exhibit features paintings recently created during my artist-in-residence at the Fruitlands Museum. The large-scale graphite drawing is part of my most recent process experiments.
Roots & Branches: Paintings by Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Sculpture by Vivian Pratt features several of her new paintings including works recently created during her artist-in-residence at Fruitlands Museum along with a large-scale drawing installation.
Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State College
The exhibit runs through February 18, 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Artist talk starting at 4:00 PM
M-F, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Mazmanian Art Gallery
D. Justin McCarthy College Center 3rd Floor
(look for the building at the church street lot)