Nathan Gorgen and Molly Jo Burke: expanding waste line

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017
Hopkins Hall Gallery

Part of the Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series
Reception:
Thursday, July 27, 3-4 pm
Free and open to the public

Nathan Gorgen and Molly Jo Burke have created a line of 2-and 3-d objects, made of waste, that is ever-expanding, and a commentary on throw-away culture and over-consumption.

Nathan Gorgen and Molly Jo Burke, are artist couple/team living and working in Columbus Ohio.
Gorgen works with 4x8 foot sheets of plywood that are cut into intricate forms and then assembled into functional objects. The remainder of each sheet, still intact but with ghostly cut-outs of individual parts, resembles a skeleton, only vaguely relatable to the finished product. These skeletons are normally discarded, but It is our intention to use them as the basis for our work in this exhibition. 

Burke creates both functional and sculptural works using glass, plaster and ceramics as her main materials. With the creation of each work there are small amounts of excess material, which are often discarded. Also, due to the nature of the materials and process of Molly’s work there are times that pieces fail and at that point the remnants are thrown out. For this exhibition we would utilize these fragments to accentuate aspects of the plywood skeletons. The results will be works that function as low relief paintings and semi-functional sculptures. 

 

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