Monday, March 28, 2011

Craft Center Exhibit Examines Life Cycles

Susannah Zucker's exhibition, "Cycle," is on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.  Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be on display in the Craft Center's Gallery Two through Thursday, April 14. The Craft Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception for the artist is scheduled at the gallery from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Inspired by the death of a loved one, Zucker's exhibit is a series of large-scale horse figures that represent an investigation of ideas about life cycles.

"They are reminders of our inevitable hunger for something just outside of ordinary human conditions, as we wander through life and cope with its complex challenges," she said.

Zucker uses the carousel form as a context for presenting imagery. With the form, she attempts to deliver a primary visual effect of movement and flight. The steel pole bases lift the horses above eye level and greatly enhance their presence, their fluidity and their airborne gestures. 

"The carousel houses cultural underpinnings that range from an association with the carnival's macabre story of the madness of life, spinning out of control, to an innocent childhood wonderland," Zucker said.

For more information call 372-3051 or visit the Craft Center web site at www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.