Carol Prusa (American, b. 1956), Omphalos, 2011, silverpoint, graphite, titanium white pigment with acrylic binder on acrylic hemisphere and fiber optics with aluminum leaf, 50 x 50 x 10 inches, courtesy of the artist
Carol Prusa’s (American, b. 1956) work consists of acrylic hemispherical domes that are articulated with silverpoint drawing and graphite and punctuated by fiber optic lights. Using mathematical models that physicists have developed to explain the universe, her geometries are expressed as beautifully intricate and interconnected, offering a spiritual force in the ordering of a real world sustained by its own logic. The result is work that evokes ideas of origin, mysticism and sacredness.
Prusa has an extensive exhibition record that includes the American Museum of Arts and Design, New York City; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (MA); Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem; Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville; Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, Baton Rouge; and most recently, the Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan.
Prusa will present an Art Talk on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 pm in the Visual Arts Building, room 111. On Friday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 pm, she will present an informal Gallery Walk Through at the Art Museum. Both events are free and open to the public. Her exhibition, Carol Prusa: Emergent Worlds, will be on view Feb. 2 - May 11, 2013.