Terry Maker : Slice
Oct 27, 2008 – Dec 29, 2007
Robischon Gallery is pleased to present a new series of work from innovative, Colorado artist Terry Maker. In the artist's current exhibition "Slice," Maker continues to explore her unique approach to the mark-making process while addressing themes relating to human desire. Evident in the artist's own commitment to explore hard-won territory with her chosen materials, is Maker's desire to challenge herself and the viewer to investigate her complex surfaces and meanings. By utilizing resin, a material new to her process in tandem with commonplace domestic objects, Maker composes and assembles diverse elements. In the works entitled Hunger, Thirst and L.P. Maker includes plates, straws and vinyl record shards, respectively, into large, resin-poured solid blocks. The artist then slices through the amply-cured forms using an industrial band saw to reveal her chosen cross-sections.
From jawbreaker candies to bubble wrap, the different and surprising views of the embedded objects, sometimes identifiable, often not, present the viewer with a visual puzzle and the opportunity to decode the artist's unusual, visual vocabulary symbolizing desire. With Maker's process of cutting into the resulting block of amalgamated materials, she revitalizes the objects and re- assigns new meaning. Evident in the artist's quest to investigate process, "Slice" alludes to the cyclical human state of "wanting" – desire – exposing layers immediate and inaccessible and offering insights both visual and metaphoric.