Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stitchalicious - MFA Thesis Exhibition by ADC Member Mindy Sue Meyers

“Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down” -Mary Poppins

Treats like cupcakes, candies, and pastries are naturally related to human emotion. They are brought to birthdays, weddings, and to close friends who just went through a trying time; they are tied to celebrations and comfort. A delicious confection can make us feel elated, if only for a minute, it’s a minute of pure sweetness.

Mindy explores themes related to indulgence, temptation, comfort and security by creating sculptural objects that represent food. They are inviting at first, but their ingredients, sheer abundance, or overwhelming size presents the risk of a vulnerable consequence. She embraces the use of common materials such as fabric, spackle, Styrofoam and insulation foam. The ability to alter ones perception and create an illusion of reality is a primary concern. Stitching felt or carefully mixing pigment and spackle relate to the processes involved in baking. Although she cannot taste her creations, it offers her the same pleasure to stitch and stack as it would to slice and consume.

Mindy Sue Meyers, MFA Thesis Exhibition in Fibers
Arizona State University
Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery

Sept. 22-26
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Monday, Sept. 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free

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