The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries will present two exhibits, IF/THEN: Sarah Martin and The Chair, writ small, through Monday, February 19. Sarah Martin, University of Southern Indiana Art and Design Department visiting studio artist for spring 2018, will give a lecture on her work at 6:30 pm Monday, February 19 in Kleymeyer Hall in the Liberal Arts Center on the USI campus. There will be a closing reception for both exhibitions and their artists immediately following the lecture in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.
Martin, assistant professor of art at Murray State University, specializes in woodworking, furniture design
Martin’s exhibit at the McCutchan Art Center /Pace Galleries is entitled, If/Then. About the exhibit, Martin says, “There exists a universal impulse to make sense of the natural world. If/Then explores the desire for meaning in the random and the structures by which we create that meaning. Using the framework of natural history museums, botanical specimens are re-contextualized and interpreted based on their physical characteristics. The conclusions drawn are not necessarily correct; parts do not go together, reconstructions are the work of subjective decision-making. The resulting objects are not “true” then in the strictest sense, but have authority because of the way in which they are presented. They are an acknowledgment of the mistakes we have made understanding our world throughout history, as well as a celebration of its stark beauty.“
The Chair: writ small is an invitational exhibit featuring tiny chairs created by 13 artists: Clinton Bosler,
The Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries
Photo Credit: Katie Waters
Sarah Martin, Exodus, ash, ample, walnut, gesso, graphite, brass, 2017-2018