Collaborative Project Presentation
Snow date: noon-1 pm on Wednesday, March 19
Following a very successful previous project, acclaimed Maine-based artists Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer have been invited to explore a similar collaborative endeavor. In a shared artist residency, they will work with USM Art students to create large-scale woodcuts, which will be printed on banners and displayed in downtown Portland.
In thei presentation, Hepler and Sulzer will unveil the banners and discuss their collaborative process.
Hepler is a Maine artist who is intrigued by the transitions of states and the convergence of opposites. In Hepler’s recent work, she creates large-scale, plastic, inflatable sculptures that slowly deflate and serve as a basis for prints and drawings.
Andrea Sulzer’s work begins at the cellular level. She makes small marks, nuclei of activity, which multiply and migrate across her paper, tracking trails through white space, implying narrative. Sometimes they arrange themselves into recognizable shapes—a sea urchin, or a Life Savers candy. Sometimes they only suggest, flirting with the real world.