This show features works by students in Shelley Warren’s Advanced Sculpture studio. She has asked students to reflect on previous works in order to better understand how and why they create art. The resulting body of work shown in UVM’s Davis Center exhibits the variety of the interests, in both content and form that this group of artists is concerned with.
The diverse body of work displayed in this show can be viewed as a collective response to Contemporary Art. At this stage, the artists featured must grapple with their own entrances into the art world. Decisions about form, material, subject, and content must be made carefully, as they may be viewed as part of the canon of Contemporary Art.
One thing the entire group seems to value is the connection between the work and the viewer. Pieces engage the viewer through the use of scale, light, texture, or allusion to natural forms. These works are not just to be viewed, but experienced, and engaged through some physical or mental interaction. Through the lens of sensory manipulation, this show becomes a cohesive body of work.