Ava Carney

Posted by: on December 14, 2017

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I am a mixed media artist from Chicago, Illinois and recent graduate from Alfred University. Although my studies were oriented toward sculpture, specifically ceramics, I experiment and conduct visual research in a range of formats and mediums. In my practice, clay enables lucid refinements of form and satisfies an urge for tactility, while digital and analog two-dimensional formats allow for the creation of complex imagery. Over the past year and a half, I have focused my interests on how distortions of the figure influence emotional and psychological responses to the human form and how modern grooming devices govern acts of body maintenance and alteration. I am intrigued by the generation of value through the manipulation of visual elements – in both art objects and mass consumer goods – as well as the boundaries and intersections between the aesthetics of the desirable, the grotesque, the precious and the disposable.

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