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Minneapolis, MNMarch 4, 2019—The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Edith Garcia: Fabricating the Real.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, March 27–30, 2019.

Edith Garcia ’98 has long embraced the various histories of ceramics in her unconventional figurative and more abstract sculptural projects. For the site-specific, commission Fabricating the Real, she pushes her practice even further by exploring ideas of transience, the status of the object in contemporary art and theory, and the notions of the sublime. The environment she creates will reference the Minnesota landscape in color palette and form, bringing together a range of media including sculptural ice, slip-cast objects, hand-built figurative pieces, unfired porcelain, and engraved wall drawings in an attempt to see the familiar in unfamiliar ways.

Garcia creates site-specific installations and sculptural objects, focusing on the minimal occurrences that transpire each day while addressing wider contemporaneous issues. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout North America, Mexico, and Europe, in spaces such as Transmission Gallery, San Francisco; the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis; the permanent Sculpture Garden of the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Mexico City; and Gimpel Fils, London.

Garcia’s drawing and sculptural research practices also inform her curatorial and writing projects, which include the book Ceramics and the Human Figure (2012) and other online and print journals. She received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MFA from the California College of the Arts, and MPhil at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2015-16 Garcia was awarded the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Currently, she continues to teach CCA and at the University of California, Berkeley.

Exhibition Dates: March 25–April 21, 2019
Reception: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:00 p.m., Auditorium 150
Where: MCAD Concourse Gallery
             2501 Stevens Ave
             Minneapolis, MN 55404
Who: Free and open to the public

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