"Transparence" is a solo exhibition by Omaha based artist Angie Seykora showcasing recent works that demonstrate investigations in form, texture, pattern, labor, and prescribed values of material through her process based studio practice.
Seykora’s work celebrates the physicality of manufactured materials with her physically engaged process of making. The work in Transparence is created with materials ubiquitous within our plastic consumer culture such as vinyl, electrical tape, and polyester. Through acts of repetition such as layering, taping, wrapping, knotting, and stacking, Seykora’s forms exploit both the formal qualities and sheer visual lusciousness of each material. Seykora’s work goes beyond pure sculptural form to surfaces that are more akin to painting. A transparency exists in the self-evident characteristics of Seykora’s material choices, but also in her candid process and formal decision-making. Transparence challenges Seykora’s audience to see beyond the surface of what is easily recognizable and to reconcile their initial assumptions with the value of materials, process and the handmade form.
Angie Seykora currently lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. Seykora holds a BFA from Creighton University and an MFA in Sculpture from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a full graduate fellowship. Seykora was the 2013 recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award, from which she was selected for the fully funded Art-St-Urban Sculpture residency in St. Urban, Switzerland during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Seykora’s work is exhibited and collected on both a national and international level. Seykora is an instructor of sculpture at Creighton University and participates as an artist mentor for Omaha youth through the Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program. Seykora is represented by Art-St-Urban, St. Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Friday, December 4: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
By appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org