Through my use of craft I am reinforcing the position that there are important connections between how society views women and the underclass and how it treats the natural environment. My use of a variety of media calls for an examination of the perception of materials and the meaning and hierarchies of value often associated with them.
Quasi-Delft Bequest is an exploration of the heirloom. The heirloom can be an object, but can also be associated with tradition and heritage. It is our connection to these objects and the circumstances surrounding them that reveal emotional attachments as well as tangible ones. I am exploring material and cultural value, the affirmation of labor, and the role of the artist’s hand in the production of these objects. But more broadly, I use the context of “handing down” objects as a reflection of what we will leave behind.
Watch for upcoming news and event links… http://artsnownc.com/2015/04/27/preview-heirloom-worthy-at-golden-belts-room-100-gallery/ http://artsnownc.com/2015/04/16/artist-to-watch-stacy-bloom-rexrode/ http://burnaway.org/interview/studio-visit-stacy-bloom-rexrode/ http://burnaway.org/review/material-witness-attracts-repels-dalton-gallery/ http://www.artsatl.com/2013/10/review-56/...
“My life and art have not been separated. They have been together. “
-Eva HesseLearn More
STACY BLOOM REXRODE
2014 MFA,University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Studio Art-Painting and Sculpture.Learn More