Informal Balance an exhibition of found objects reassembled into three-dimensional post-modern works by artist Shaila Christofferson.
Informal Balance runs Feb. 23 – March 13, 2010. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Working with a wide variety of sculpture media, Christofferson’s work examines material culture and the contemporary landscape. She comments that her most recent work is not pretty nor is it meant to be. “These works comment on our material culture and everyday lives in both the forms that are represented as well as the means of their production. Nearly all of the forms in this body of work were created from (waste) molds fabricated from cast off, discarded package electronics. These sculptures at once appear to be one of a kind, as they are, while also eliciting associations in our sense-memory, a familiarity of objects that we have already unwrapped, handled, crushed, used and ultimately tossed away.”
Christofferson has won several grants and awards for her work and her sculptures have been exhibited widely. Grants include a George Sugarman Foundation Individual Artist Grant and a State of West Virginia Fellowship Grant for Individual Artists.
Shaila Christofferson is assistant professor of art at Chicago State University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of South Dakota.
The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus is located inside the Performance Hall.
Yavapai College Art Gallery hours are:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed for Spring Break: March 15 – 20, 2010
For more information about this exhibition and the gallery, please contact the Yavapai College Art Gallery at 928-776- 2031.