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Faculty Member Heidi Schwegler Exhibits in Solo Show at Asphodel in New York
Faculty member Heidi Schwegler, Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft + Design (a joint OCAC and PNCA program), will be exhibiting her work at a solo show at New York's Asphodel.
Asphodel is pleased to present My Enemy, the first New York solo show of Heidi Schwegler and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Schwegler presents a tableau of cast glass replicas of classical Roman portraits and modern garden statuary, cast glass reliefs, orifices, and animals, found objects, and photographs. The artist rides multiple tangents of conceptualism through classical naturalism and back again, Janus-facing both humanism and nihilism. Her works act as a relay between now and then, the unreality of the present and the faulty idealism of the past, what we consider contemporary and the ancient that never was.
An eight page booklet designed by Asphodel with the artist accompanies the exhibition. Author Mandy Keifetz has contributed an essay on Schwegler’s adaptation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s enigmatic late Hellenistic sculpture, Marble statue of a fighting Gaul. Keifetz has also produced a custom perfume for the exhibition entitled Julia.
Julia (butchered with her son). Cast wax. 13 x 8 x 8 in (33 x 20 x 20 cm).