RIT's Anna Ballarian Visiting Artist Series presents an exhibition and artist talk featuring sculptor Anna Hepler. The show runs Feb. 16 to March 24 in Bevier Gallery (Booth Hall, second floor) with Hepler's talk set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
About Anna Hepler
Hepler is a sculptor based in Greenfield, Mass. Her work, which is both hand-held and architectural in scale, overturns first impressions — wire forms flatten into drawings, clay impersonates metal, plywood coils like rope, plastic inhales and exhales. Hepler values embarrassment, uncertainty, blunder, and fragility as active agents in her studio process.
“In preferring a path of unknowns, I choose purpose over craft, awkwardness over expertise, and improvisation over procedure," she said. "I am working to loosen knots of assumption and forfeit some of my authority.”
Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and resides in the collections of the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Tate Gallery (London, England), DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, Mass.), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Maine), and more. Hepler received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
When and Where
Open to the Public