Artist Talks: Ryan | Laidlaw and Rose Sexton
What do Shakespeare and drywall have in common? What does syzygy mean?
Learn more about the current MAEP exhibitions on display now through July 3.
This event is concurrent with Mia’s monthly Third Thursday event.
Rose Sexton: Othello
In his 1603 play Othello, Shakespeare evokes purity, beauty, and honesty with images of light, and evil and treachery with those of darkness. Sexton investigates how such symbolism continues to function today through materials laden with associations based on their physical properties—specifically, how they elevate or deprecate a space depending on their use in our designed and built world.
Ryan | Laidlaw: Uneasy Syzygies
This collaboration brings together makers from three different realms of expertise: video, ceramics, and neuroscience. Dave Ryan is a media artist who works with interactive video installation. Mika Negishi Laidlaw is a ceramic artist who works with slip-cast porcelain and hand-built earthenware. Steve Ryan is a neuroscientist specializing in sensor design. This exhibition explores the possibilities of syzygy—a pair of connected but opposing forces—through the conjunction of ceramics and interactive video projection.
Generous support for MAEP is provided by The McKnight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.
Additional support provided by RBC Wealth Management.