April 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an insightful talk with artist Risa Hricovsky as she discusses her new work and exhibition, Then Is Now.
Then Is Now comprises playful “shag rug” ceramic wall sculptures that transform the Robyn and John Horn Gallery with color and pattern that carries deep messages. A fragment of domestic décor, these rugs furtively evoke 1960s counterculture and the call for peace, love, and progressive change.
Rather than soft carpet, Hricovsky uses hard porcelain — a nod to how fossilized and unchanged some of those 1960s ideals turned out to be. However, the artist suggests they represent contemporary idealism and are as relevant as ever.
Risa Hricovsky: Then Is Now is on view in the Robyn and John Horn Gallery through April 28, 2024.
About Risa Hricovsky
Risa Hricovsky received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post-baccalaureate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA from Bowling Green State University. Recently, Hricovsky received a Bailey Opportunity Grant, Current Art Fund Grant, and won First Place in mixed media at the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally and attended many prestigious residencies. Most notable residencies include the Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA; Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skealskor, Denmark; and SIM in Reykjavik. Iceland.
Currently, Hricovsky is an Assistant Professor of Art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.
Artist Talk: Risa Hricovsky is supported by the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
Risa Hricovsky: Then Is Now is organized by the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and is supported by the Alan DuBois Fund for Contemporary Craft.