MFA AC+D Chair Heidi Schwegler exhibits work at Bullseye Projects, on view from January 6 – March 26, 2016.
Err, cast glass, 2015
“Bullseye Projects presents a group exhibition that examines our complex relationship with objects through the mixed media sculpture of Silvia Levenson, Dante Marioni, and Heidi Schwegler. The Emotional Life of Objects will be on view January 6 –March 26, 2016.
Humans have a complex relationship with objects, which can be seen as mundane artifacts but also become enmeshed with meaning through human use. We often use objects as placeholders for our emotions, for memories, and as extensions of ourselves. They are imbued with useful, aesthetic, or sentimental purpose and this can be fulfilled, exploited, ignored or frustrated. The lives of objects are rich and full. Each object is the culmination of the history that made its creation possible and the individual story of where it has been. The work in The Emotional Life of Objects looks past the commonplace or decorative appearance of objects to find the ways in which our lives are entangled with theirs.”
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