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So It Seems

October 18 – December 6 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery

So It Seems showcases independently made works by artists Laura Duerwald and Eva Polizzi. Duerwald’s work considers the possibilities of elemental materials in the form of mark making. “I consider the concrete and the intangible, seeking threads of connection above and below the surface of visible reality…” says Duerwald. Polizzi’s work focuses on a dialog between artist and material, and the duality that occurs throughout the process of working with clay and fibers. “…the materials speak and I listen. Eventually, delicate fibers and fired earth find harmony” Polizzi states about her work.

Duerwald received a BFA from Syracuse University before moving to New York City, where she worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. Turning her focus to painting, she studied at the Art Students League and earned an MFA from Marywood University. Her work has been exhibited in solo and two person exhibitions, as well as national and international group shows. She has been awarded artist residencies at the NES Foundation in Skagastrond, Iceland, and at the Vermont Studio Center. She works and resides in the foothills of the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Find out more about Laura’s work at: lauraduerwald.com

Polizzi recieved her MFA from Marywood University in 2016, where she is currently an instructor of ceramics and fiber arts. She grew up in a family of makers who taught her the importance of reusing and salvaging materials. She is a member of the Surface Design Association, and was a Fulbright Scholar in 1994/95. See more of Eva’s work at: evapolizzistudio.com

Featured images: left Meet Me on the Astral Plane by Laura Duerwald, right Code by Eva Polizzi

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