expanding waste line
Collaboration with Nathan Gorgen. Through OSU Urban Arts Space Summer Series. Hopkins Hall Gallery, July 2017.
2D and 3D objects, made of waste, that is ever-expanding, and a commentary on throw-away culture and over-consumption.
Gorgen works with 4x8 foot sheets of plywood that are cut into intricate forms and then assembled into functional objects. The remainder of each sheet, still intact but with ghostly cut-outs of individual parts, resembles a skeleton, only vaguely relatable to the finished product. These skeletons are normally discarded, but we have utilized them as the basis for each work.
Burke creates both functional and sculptural works using glass, plaster and ceramics as her main materials. With the creation of each work there are small amounts of excess, which are often discarded. Also, due to the nature of the materials and process of Molly’s work there are times that pieces fail and at that point the remnants are thrown out. For this exhibition we utilized these fragments to accentuate aspects of the plywood skeletons. The result are works that function as low relief paintings and semi-functional sculptures that comment on landscape.
Photo Credit: Erek Nass