In the winter semester, faculty member Amy Sacksteder’s work has been featured in issue 6 of Fresh Paint Magazine and in several exhibitions including the group shows 6th Annual Drawing Discourse at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and Urban Ecologies curated by Barometry Projects at the Galveston Art Center in Texas. Recent drawings and a new cast bronze and cast glass wall installation have been featured in a two-person exhibition (with Wayne State faculty member Adrian Hatfield) at Neon Heater Gallery in Findlay, Ohio for much of March. This work travels to the Dayton Visual Art Center for an upcoming (May-June) solo show entitled The Interior.
The wall installation (detail pictured above) was realized through collaboration with and the hard work of EMU alumni Ilana Houten and Jessica Tenbusch, the generous guidance and expertise of sculpture professor Brian Nelson, and the fine Adobe Illustrator skills of painting professor Chris Hyndman. Sculpture alumnus Rob Todd fabricated the frames for Sacksteder’s new body of drawings. This work was supported by an Art Department Research and Development Grant.