Exhibition Dates: July 19 – September 1, 2018
Exhibit Reception Date: Thursday, July 26 2018, 5 – 7 pm
Mollie Oblinger’s work explores the environment often focusing in on water issues. She will feature some new works in collaboration with writer C. Kubasta. Extracted words and lines of poetry from Kubasta’s book Of Covenants, weave their way into sculptures.
The overlooked, whether teeming underfoot or concealed by modern society, is at the center of Oblinger’s work. In the creation of beguiling landscapes, she plucks imagery from her interest in animal tunnels, cellular anatomy and vulnerabilty. Using wholly artificial and man-made materials, she forms a kind of composite environment. Shifting between the micro and the macro, Oblinger seeks to bring out the hidden.
Oblinger’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Miami University in Ohio, MacRostie Art Center in Minnesota, and Furman University in South Carolina. She was an artist in residence at Playa in Oregon, the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary in Michigan, and in New Mexico at the Roswell Artist in Residence. Oblinger received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University. She is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Ripon College in Wisconsin.
C. Kubasta is a poet & writer whose work explores place (the Midwest), the body (our imperfect perfect flesh), and language (its slippages). She teaches writing, literature & cultural studies at Marian University. Her most recent books are Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press, 2017) and the novella Girling (Brain Mill Press, 2017).
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