Reveries: Sculpture by Isabel Farnsworth and Shannon Hine
In this sculpture exhibition exploring memory and place, these artists share ideas about what is inside/outside, interior/exterior, above/below physically and metaphorically. Farnsworth’s work inhabits a space between abstraction and representation; utilizing an eclectic mix of materials. These works are meditations on water as a metaphor that speaks about life’s journey, and how its shape shifting nature fills voids and exceed boundaries yet is calming, restorative, and powerful. Hines’ work is more minimal in form and materials, working with primarily fabric, light, color, and texture. In this installation, she symbolically explores childhood memories and notions of comfort.
About the Artists:
Isabel Farnsworth received her BFA in painting from Tyler Schoo l of Art in 1989, attended Skowhegan School of Art and received her MFA in Sculpture from Stanford University in 1995, She has been awarded residencies at The Glassell “Coire” Program in Houston, The Rijksacademie Von Beelden Kuntz in Amsterdam, and the Cite’ International des Arts in Paris.
She is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Kent State University. Selected solo exhibitions include, Dennis Gallery at Austin College, The Olin Art Gallery in Gambier, OH, F>A>V>A> in Oberlin, OH and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco.
Shannon Hines earned her BFA from Kent State University, OH and her MFA from Kent State University School of Art, OH. She has shown in both juried and collaborative exhibitions in the Ohio area. She currently lives in Ohio where she is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University School of Art.