Shanna Glawson

Photo Credit: Patreeko Dempsey.

Eros, Agape, & Other Heart Conditions

When: October 27 - November 7, 2017
Where: S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 6-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday–Friday

Free and Open to the Public

Artist Statement:
"The significant connotation of the heart is to serve as an empty vessel to be filled with love both romantic and spiritual. These ideas subtly manifest themselves in this artwork through the allegorical alterations of the physical and metaphysical by using both the anatomical heart and cordiform shape. The process of exploring narrative through a series of sculptures rather than two dimensionally​ has allowed an interest in the relationship between craft and art​ to develop.The process of exploring narrative through a series of sculptures rather than two dimensionally, an interest in the relationship between craft and art has developed. For this concept, I have chosen to explore the traditional craft mediums: wood, metal, and clay and combine them with contemporary Gothic materials: mirrors, circles/mandalas, and lights. These materials are transformed through texture, carving, assembling, painting, and manipulating the form. The sacred and profane pieces are visually connected though comparable forms, a consistent color palette, and similar surface treatments. The range of emotions conveyed are not strictly meant to be funny nor tragic; but perhaps, upon further inspection behind these analogies a deeper meaning might be found. Through research and personal experiences, I have learned to see love in its most triumphant and pitiful states." —Shanna Glawson, October 2017.