Southwestern Alum and Professor Featured in International Art Exhibition
October 30, 2019
October 30, 2019
The art exhibition Sunderland Pavilion of the Wrong, curated by innovative artist James Hutchinson, will display Marissa Shipp ’19 and SU Professor of Art Mary Visser’s artwork online beginning on November 1, 2019. Their pieces, Moonbuild and Hera’s Women in Movement, respectively, will be available to view online until March 1, 2020.
Shipp’s Moonbuild, according to the artist, features a “surreal landscape with kinetic structural forms shown through various camera angles and movements over time.” This 3-D digital animation aligns with Shipp’s style of creating “transmedia works [that] integrate music and animated sculptural forms that augment each other in pursuit of creating unique, immersive experiences.” Shipp’s passion for this kind of design comes from her desire to make people “feel more alive” because they are being stimulated.
Visser has been teaching at Southwestern for 40 years, and her work has been included in more than 108 international, national, and regional juried exhibitions. Visser has described Hera’s Women in Movement, a 3-D printed digital sculpture, as representing “the sense of strategy, support, physical endurance, strength, stamina, grace, and agility women athletes have shown in their pursuit of excellence in sports.” This work is a testament to Visser’s special interests in designing sculptures through rapid prototyping processes and the presence of women in art.
The Wrong Biennale is an art organization that has brought artists across the globe together to display their art since 2013. This year’s event will feature more than 2,000 artists and 180 curators at over 100 locations around the world, as well as on the Internet.