Friday, September 24, 2010

Upcoming Artist at Subrosa Cafe

October 2010: It's the end of the world so what are you afraid of?
Selected Works by Mai Swift

My life consists of thoughts sewn to moments wrapped in context and this is how I live it. Tied to objects and beings, my work evokes fragmented sensations. There is no lie more compelling than a memory and no memory can be more than an elaborate and subtle lie. Truth is too objective to be remembered, but I can reestablish it in sculpted form. I can stuff my hearsay history into solid shapes that are real and true and cannot be denied.

When I started making sculpture, the “realist” human body seemed the paragon of form, function and concept. I saw myself in the beautiful women I wrought from clay, and fantasized that my own body was so easily mutable. By coming to terms with the imperfections inherent in my body, and the often ugly nature of living, these new works reconcile my dissatisfaction with traditional figuration and gender experience.

It's the end of the world so what are you afraid of?
Selected Works by Mai Swift
October 1st-31st
Artists Reception Friday, October 1st, 6-8pm
SubRosa, 703 Pacific at Spruce St

Mai Swift (maimai) is a sculptor currently living in a state of flux. No one can say where Mai will be next or what it is that Mai will be doing there. MaiMai attended Evergreen State College, studied nearly every sculptural medium, and graduated in 2009 with a BA in art. Mai's sculptural work moves seamlessly between ceramic, stone, wood, fabric, fine/industrial metals, found/repurposed objects, and glass.


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