Published: Thu Mar 2, 2006Anika Smulovitz explores metalwork and its artistic expressions through conceptions of power, beauty and culture. Her work contrasts the differences between material culture and contemporary society.
An exhibit of her artwork will be on display in Gallery One of the Appalachian Center for Craft, beginning March 3 and running through April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Smulovitz conducts research on the non-neutrality of materials, adornment and conformity, adding a social element to the focus of her art.
“My work, for many years, has been an investigation of human interaction with nature and our temporal existence,” Smulovitz said. “This is a broad topic that I have enjoyed examining from various angles. I have explored these ideas in many different mediums, from transient materials, such as leaves, to permanent materials, such as metal.”
Smulovitz holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Oregon and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She currently works with Boise State University as an assistant professor of art.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. Go south on Highway 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.