August 27, 2001
Grad student mixes art media
do you get when you combine imagination, clay and wax? According
to California State University, Sacramento art graduate student
Heidi Bady, "perfection."
"Wax and beeswax in Welsh and Gaelic translations mean
perfection," Bady says. "The knitting together of
wax with the much stronger clay material is important as they
are both natural materials. Wax has a pleasant odor and color
that adds to its feeling of rightness, as does it's texture
which can be similar to smooth skin."
Bady's mixed media sculpture exhibition will be on display
at the University's Witt Gallery, Sept. 4 - Sept. 14, noon
- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. An artist reception will be
held in the gallery at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.
When Bady was accepted in the CSUS graduate program, she began
exploring non-traditional uses of media, which in turn altered
her perception of the images she reproduces in her work.
"I began at Sac State as an undergrad working traditionally
in clay and painting figurative sculptures with house paint,"
she says. "When I was accepted to the grad program, I
began to explore other media and a more fragmented view of
the body. I am also very excited about the inclusion of a
wax medium to my artistic vocabulary."
Bady has exhibited works in all of the University's galleries
as well as at the Sacramento Fine Art Center where she received
a first place award for excellence for her piece "No
Way to Frame It."
For more information about the exhibit call (916) 278-6166.
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