Terry Maker : Underpinnings


Terry Maker : Underpinnings
Jun 11 – Jul 23, 2005

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present two new series of work by Colorado artist Terry Maker. The "Examination" series consists of multi-media drawings created using shredded medical documents, pencils, pens, markers, and pilfered prescription bottles that have been subsequently cut, drilled, scraped or otherwise manipulated to reveal interior processes. Maker's use of medical materials as well as traditional artistic tools elicits an intriguing parallel between creative production and surgery.

The "Snap Shot" series similarly manipulates its media, which includes discarded and shredded photos, photo canisters, pens, pencils, and china markers pilfered from a local photo lab. Maker's use of discarded photo paraphernalia to mimic the structures of conceptual photography, including the aperture and lens, adds a new dimension to both the photographic and found object art-making traditions. With both series, Maker deftly dismantles a variety of media to create assemblages that penetrate the structural underpinnings of the art-making process.

Terry Maker received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; Arvada Center, Arvada, Colorado; International Fine Arts Center, Hiroshima City, Japan; and the Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, Wyoming.