Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 5:15pm
Sculpture Critique Room 3
1000 W. Broad Street, first floor
Josephine Durkin’s research and studio practice has involved the creation of drawings, videos, sculptures, and large-scale, interactive and kinetic installations that personify recognizable or manipulated objects and materials. These are then used to suggest, mimic, invite or isolate human gestures, activities and relationships. She works with a variety of methods to investigate how materials and objects can be manipulated and positioned to function as human surrogates.
Josephine Durkin holds a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. She has also studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy. Before joining the Department of Art at Texas A&M University Commerce, she taught drawing and woodworking classes in Virginia and Connecticut and then worked as a sculptor and set designer at The Puppet Company in Glen Echo, Maryland.
A solo exhibition, Excerpts and Conversations is currently on view in Richmond at Metro Space Gallery through January 30, 2010.