Zucker exhibit 'Cycle' at Craft Center examines life patterns

Posted by Karen Lykins - Friday, March 25 2011
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thumb_zucker_smSusannah Zucker's exhibition, "Cycle," is on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be on display in the Craft Center's Gallery Two through Thursday, April 14. The Craft Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A reception for the artist is scheduled at the gallery from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

Inspired by the death of a loved one, Zucker's exhibit is a series of large-scale horse figures that represent an investigation of ideas about life cycles.

"They are reminders of our inevitable hunger for something just outside of ordinary human conditions, as we wander through life and cope with its complex challenges," she said.

Zucker uses the carousel form as a context for presenting imagery as a captivating and multi-dimensional effect. With the form, she attempts to deliver a primary visual effect of movement and flight.

The steel pole bases lift the horses above eye level and greatly enhance their presence, their fluidity and their airborne gestures.

"The carousel houses cultural underpinnings that range from an association with the carnival's macabre story of the madness of life, spinning out of control, to an innocent childhood wonderland," Zucker said.

She received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the California College of Art and Craft and her master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville /McMinnville). To get there, go south on Highway 56, and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.

For more information call 615-597-6801 or 931-372-3051 or visit the Craft Center web site at www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.

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