Heather Brammeier will present Carry Weight, Hold Light, an examination of how form and content “marry the difficult with the impossible,” in both her artwork and the work of others. Brammeier will discuss how curiosity and play in her studio leads to acquiring an intimacy with physical materials that is essential to manipulating space and light in her practice.
Suzanne Dittenber will present her research on books as an area of investigation in contemporary art. She will also discuss her latest project Formed, Informed which consists of cast sculptures of books, as well as recent paintings of these objects that introduce an aspect of circularity and self-reflection.
This program is supported, in part, by Big Picture Peoria; Bradley University; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and University of North Carolina Asheville.