MFA candidate Meredith Randall Knight will present her master of fine arts thesis exhibition, The Marrow of It, at Bamboost Park, 3495 5th St., Northport, opening October 2, 2014. The work will be on display through 2015. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, October 2 from 5 pm until dark. There is no admission fee to the park.
Artist’s statement: Everyday materials, such as plastic grocery bags and packaging foam, are embedded within each form and serve as the marrow of each piece. These typically discarded materials are resurfaced with concrete to create pieces that are insulated outdoors and explore ideas of nature and its manipulation. The works reference cycles of growth and erosion in a Southern landscape. The pieces were installed in late July to allow the surrounding environment to grow up around them as if they were remnants of past natural forms and architectural constructions. The landscape has been manicured to provide a way to navigate the space while allowing a natural environment to surround these synthetic creations.
For more photos, go to Meredith Knight’s website: http://www.meredithlrknight.com/the-marrow-of-it-meredith-knight.
This exhibition is in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama. For more information on the graduate programs of the UA department of art and art history, visit this link: http://art.ua.edu/academics/graduate-programs/art-requirements/.