Artist Talk with Casey McGuire
From the venue:
Have you been curious about the styrofoam and wood installation at the Reeves House that crawls up our wall? Then come hear all about it from the artist herself, Casey McGuire! She will speak about the inspiration, installation process, and context behind her work currently on display. Artist Talks provide an opportunity for artists to share their artwork and ideas to the public and offer insight into the exhibition as a whole. Be part of the conversation, express your thoughts and ideas, or simply sit back and enjoy the discussion.
About the Artist: Casey McGuire
Casey McGuire is a Professor of Foundations and Sculpture at the University of West Georgia. McGuire received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2007. McGuire was featured in the October 2009 issue of Sculpture Magazine.
The daughter of a taxidermist and decoy carver she was subject to object making at a young age. Growing up in Vermont has left a lasting impression and fuels the work produced today. Her installations contain video, found objects and constructions of roadside detritus that are a conceptualization of the housing crash and the myth of the American Dream. Her Installations have been exhibited at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI; Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO; Terminal 136, UTSA San Antonio, TX. She has also been invited to be a resident at Hambidge Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently she is a Studio resident at Atlanta Contemporary.