Fergus Fellows: Jennifer Anable + Heather F. Wetzel

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Swing Space Gallery, South Campus Gateway, 1556 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210


Artists' Talk:

Monday, April 16, 4pm at Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre

Opening Reception:

Monday, April 16, 5:30–8pm

Post-MFA Fergus Fellowship recipients Jennifer Anable, ceramics and Heather F. Wetzel, photography, present works completed during their residency. Funded by the John Fergus Family Fund, these annual, internationally competitive fellowships in the Department of Art offer emerging post-MFA artists the opportunity to have a studio, to teach, lecture and exhibit at Ohio State. Their presence and participation in the Department enriches the experience of students in all areas of studio-based practice.

Anable says of her recent work,  "...The language happening in my studio is ceramic based but my hands and body explore the ephemera and phenomena that surround me. My work is the convergence of architectural environments and personal strategies in place making and locating myself in space. I think about how people dwell, how we activate space and how we produce our selves through experience and object relations…"

On her work, Heather F. Wetzel says, "...Images are being replaced by intangible, transient digital files made of zeros and ones—no texture, no smell, no weight. I prefer a slower pace, where one takes time to notice and appreciate those little things and with that mindfulness, to craft an image or an object that documents the often unnoticed details of one's surroundings while leaving evidence of one's hands every step of the way..."

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