CLAIRE ASHLEY: LUMPY MORSELS, HOT ROCKS

February 4 - March 19, 2016


Artist Reception and Performance: Thursday, February 4, 6 to 8 pm  

Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 11, 11 a.m.

Artist Lecture: Wednesday February 17, 12 - 1pm, MAC 153.  Part of the College of DuPage Visiting Artist Lecture Series


The Cleve Carney Art Gallery is pleased to present Claire Ashley: Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks.  For this solo exhibition Ashley has created a brand new body of work consisting of numerous small inflatable sculptural forms. This work stands in contrast to Ashley¹s signature large neon colored works relying on a softer, more gradated palette and a human scale. Piled, stacked, and squeezed in the space the sculptures respond to both land and body scape.  The resulting bakery-style display exists as a mangled conglomeration of rocks, breasts, and buns (the body or cake version).
 
In addition to these new sculptures Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks will present work that continues Ashley¹s investigation into collaborative performance and dance.  Partially or fully submerged dancers will perform from within her sculptures, bumping, bouncing and dancing throughout the space.

For Information regarding this exhibition please contact: Justin Witte / wittej259@cod.edu / 630-942-3206

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