New Voices Lecture with Rachel Eng

Date: 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

rachel engPresented By Ceramics Program

The New Voices Lectures are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art.

Join us for a presentation by ceramic sculptor and installation artist Rachel Eng while in residence in Boston for a one-year residency at Mudflat Studios in Somerville. Eng will share her perspective on her pursuit of large-scale ceramics while keeping her eye trained towards the minute details that we may overlook.

Why is it that when you look up small in the thesaurus, words like meager, inadequate, inconsequential, and trivial come up. Much like how these words are comprised of letters, and my hands typing them are made up of muscles, tissues, and cells, they all rely on each other, as does the microscopic life that cannot see that keeps a balance in the world. I am eager to draw attention to the beauty and complexity present in the overlooked and unseen. Whether from what lives under the sidewalks we walk or the flora on our skin, do the overlooked hold answers to the questions we ask?

This event is free to the public. RSVP to Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu. Space is limited.

Artist Bio:
This past summer Rachel Eng drove across the country absorbing the changing landscapes, colors, and fauna. She explored the deserts and rivers of Zion, and the monumental redwoods in California, always looking for the parts to what makes the whole. It is in these small parts that she finds great significance and works to draw attention to them. If you don't find her staring into a tidal pool or sifting through piles of rocks she might be reading Murakami or watching Parks & Recreation. She received her M.F.A from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 and her B.F.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. Currently, she is the resident artist at Mudflat Studios in Somerville.