The Department of Art has invaded the Woodward Library with the installation of a new popup gallery. On view are some wonderful prints and sculpture by Ohio artist Anna Wagner in a show titled Mortal Strings. As part of the Art Department’s Living Gallery Program, the popup gallery which appeared in the Morgan University Center throughout the fall will host shows in the library throughout much of the Spring.
Artist Statement about Mortal Strings:
“As the range of our experience and opportunity grows, we must take heed that technological progress cannot erase the brutal reality of our inexplicable existence. Like all living things, we are born, must struggle to survive, and die. I suggest a counter proposal of exploration using found materials and traditional media. Gravel, trash, weeds, bones and stones: there is an almost divine beauty in the detritus of ordinary life that seems to call out: ‘Stop, notice this moment! Here! Now!’ My work is made in praise of this tangible yet mystifying world that we have so much to learn from, if only we pause to notice it. ” – Anna Wagner
For more information about the artist Anna Wagner visit her website at annawagner.com.