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Winthrop University Galleries
701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733
Join Winthrop MFA candidates Tyler Frasier and Anastasia Netrebine in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery on April 17 at 11:00 A.M. for discussions of their work.
These artists have created individual bodies of work with a common theme. The show title Almost Familiar refers to the tension between the recognizable and the unfamiliar. The two artists come from different background and have approached the concept of liminality in two unique ways.
Frasier grew up amongst the working-class culture in a small mill town of South Carolina. The work is driven by his relationship with the materials and processes he uses. The resulting compositions showcase a handmade quality with industrial materials juxtaposed with domestic objects. With implicit references to function, the structures he builds explore metaphors for current constructs within our lives that appear to be operating effectively, but in reality, are not.
Netrebine was born and raised in a big European city, surrounded by culture, spending her summers at a cottage by a lake. Each of her sculptures represent a memory or a dream she has experienced. Tension is created when the lines between the two blur, through scale shift and unexpected details. Each sculpture is a vital part of the puzzle, containing elements that appear to be simultaneously familiar, and mysterious. This fusion mirrors the complex nature of the human experience and psyche. Parts of her sculptures are left unfinished as a reminder that this person, herself, is incomplete, and that the story continues
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