Sculptures by Mindy Hirt ’08
Through Feb. 18
“Revealed Space” is the largest string installation that Mindy Hirt has developed. Her work generally relates to action and methodology, often in response to physical space and time. Ordered chaos, geometric vs. organic edifice, and scientific investigations form the foundation of her research. Her string installations are a response to not only architecture but also to the strength and form of the materials at hand – presenting a visual delicacy, balanced by the ample physicality and scale of the work.
An emerging artist based in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area, Hirt received a B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology from McDaniel College and M.F.A from American University. She teaches at Harford Community College and American University.
To see examples of her work, visit http://mindyhirt.com/home.html.
A Fiber Installation by Lee Oliver ’08
Feb. 22 – March 18
Opening reception: Feb. 22, 7-9 PM.
During the past two years, Lee Oliver has lived in 10 cities, four states and two countries. Having recently accepted a job as an airline stewardess, she says the idea of settling seems impossible. Her newest installation, “Define Home,” explores what home is when it can’t be defined by an address.
“Collections rule my life—T-shirts, photographs, credit cards, IDs, receipts, model horses, rope ... the list goes on,” says Oliver, who earned a post-baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. “Each object saved can count for a memory—or lack of one. Some trigger a very specific memory while others the purpose for saving has been forgotten. Now, the importance is the physical reminder for the forgotten memory.”
She says that through the restructuring and manipulation of materials collected, her work becomes a way of organizing memories.