MFA AC+D Chair Heidi Schwegler Exhibits at Upfor Gallery
The chair of Oregon College of Art and Craft's MFA in Applied Craft + Design, Heidi Schwegler, will be exhibiting her work at Portland's Upfor Gallery in a show entitled Extinction Anxiety. The exhibition opens with a preview reception on February 22 and continues through April 1, with an artist talk on March 18.
The sculptures and photographs in Schwegler’s exhibition reverse industrial production, painstakingly recreating durable, mass-produced stuff into fragile, unique works of glass, porcelain and gold. Even when elevated to heroic new materials and placed on white walls and pedestals, the forms retain the aurae of their original surroundings and of the people who tossed them. By presenting transformations of consumer goods in unexpected materials, Schwegler seeks to create a new relationship between viewers and the mundane objects that she refers to as “intermediaries of human desire.”
Upfor Gallery, 929 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209
February 22 – April 1, 2017
Preview reception February 22, 5:00–7:00pm
First Thursday art walk March 2, 6:00–8:00pm
Artist talk/Q&A March 18, 4:00–5:30pm