Liminal Worlds Exhibition
August 22 – September 26, 2013
Cora Miller Gallery
"My constructed domes are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical objects that allude to real-life structures. In my 'canopies,' I explore a number of mathematical models that physicists developed to explain our universe. The mathematics of my expressed geometries offers a spiritual force that organizes structures from the microscopic to the political. Here, geometry isn't simply abstract but creates a real world, sustained by its own logic. I join those who embrace indeterminacy and the fundamentally unstable boundaries between infinitesimal and immeasurable realms."
— Carol Prusa
Carol Prusa's recent work, on display in this exhibition, consists of acrylic hemispheres ranging from bowl-sized to five feet in diameter, articulated with silverpoint drawing and graphite on the convex illuminated surfaces, punctuated by patterns of fiberoptic lights. Prusa was named an "Artist to Watch" by Art Economist Magazine. In their profile of her work, contributing editor Kara Walker Tomé writes, "Carol Prusa creates a new vision of the powers of the universe in each artwork she makes. Inspired by cosmology and all of the natural sciences, Prusa creatively explores these practices, arriving at pictorially stunning re-interpretations of their theories."
Carol Prusa: Liminal Worlds
Silverpoint Demonstration: September 12, 2013, 3 p.m., Cora Miller Gallery
Reception: September 12, 2013, 5 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby
Artist Lecture: September 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Carol Prusa, born and raised on the south side of Chicago, is a Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University, where she was named Scholar of the Year in 2011. Prusa has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally, including an astonishing 12 solo exhibitions and 28 curated group exhibitions in just the last five years. She has been awarded visual arts fellowships from the South Florida Cultural Consortium, the State of Florida and the Howard Foundation through Brown University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Arkansas Arts Center, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and Telfair Museum of Art, University of Wyoming Art Museum, among others. Prusa's work traveled in the Triennial Exhibition of German and American Artists curated by the American Museum of Arts and Design. Solo museum exhibitions include the Arkansas Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Lakatamia Municipal Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Prusa will demonstrate her silverpoint technique in the Cora Miller Gallery at 3 p.m. that will be followed by a reception in the Wolf Hall lobby at 5 p.m. She will lecture about her work in DeMeester Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.