January 20, 2023 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm UTC+0
Event Type: Academic
Calendar: College of Arts and Media-School of Art & Design
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s School of Art and Design opens a two-person sculpture exhibition, Voyage of Life on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The Voyage of Life exhibit will be on view from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. January 17 to February 9 in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery inside the Visual Arts Center. There will be an artist talk for this exhibition from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, with a reception following from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Voyage of Life is a two-person exhibition that combines the sculptural artwork of ChristopherMahonski and Eli Kessler. The installation includes a series of sculptures that focus on the tension between ecological and socio-cultural developments throughout time. When combined, both artists' work examines existence within a world of hyper-digital industrialization and ecological uncertainty by incorporating subject matter and materials from a timespan predating humanity to contemporary. Processes such as metal fabrication, woodworking, casting, video, and digital fabrication techniques are combined with biological specimens and geological forms, further intermixing history and materiality. The exhibition includes four sculptural pieces by Christopher Mahonski and six works by Eli Kessler.