Buoyancy: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Isabel Farnsworth
The School of Art Collection and Galleries present “Buoyancy,” a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Isabel Farnsworth. Farnsworth’s large-scale sculptures, made of steel, wood and burlap will be displayed alongside mixed media (mono-print and gouache) two-dimensional works that were created in Florence, Italy this past spring. The exhibition will be on view from July 30 – September 8, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 5-8 p.m. The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
“The body, memory and landscape are recurring and overlapping themes in my work… Water embodies so much meaning for me personally; its rhythms and currents seem to have emotive states… the tides pull on us, the cycles cycle through us. Fluidity as a state of being invites so many associations… water speaks about life’s journey, about flow and movement…. water has various incarnations, can shape shift, has so many moods, fills voids, exceeds boundaries, ebbs and flows – it is calming, restorative, powerful,” said Farnsworth in an artist statement.
About the artist: Isabel Farnsworth, Associate Professor of Sculpture, joined the faculty at Kent State University in 1997. She received her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in 1989 and her M.F.A. from Stanford University in 1995. She has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Rijksacademie Von Beelden Kuntz in Amsterdam, Cite’ International des Arts in Paris and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist grant. Recent exhibitions include: a solo show at Austin College in Sherman TX, two 2-person shows; Heights Arts in Cleveland and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her work will also be featured this summer and through the fall in a group exhibition entitled Fathom Five at Progressive Insurance’s Mayfield Campus.