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Eli Blasko | Mythopoeia and the Temporary Contemporary
January 21 – February 19, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 21, 6 – 8 pm
Artist lecture: Thursday, January 21, 9:35 – 10:35 am, RM G222
Eastfield College Galleries is proud to present Mythopoeia and the Temporary Contemporary, a solo exhibition of new sculpture and prints by artist Eli Blasko in Gallery 219. The work for this exhibition was created during Blasko’s residency at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, Texas.
Mythopoeia and the Temporary Contemporary is derived from Blasko’s research in historical artifacts and practices related to ritualized ceremony, utilizing their basic principles as an ethnological lens to examine modern, westernized culture. The work alludes to similarities between more enduring cultural attributes such as power structures, commerce, and death while simultaneously exploring their inevitable interrelation with exclusively 20th and 21st century ideas such as planned and systemic obsolescence, accelerated change, and globalization.
Originally from the foothills of western Pennsylvania, Eli Blasko is a sculptor, printmaker, designer, muralist, curator and art writer. He holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and has studied Spatial Communication at The Academy of Fine Art & Design in Bratislava, Slovakia as well as Traditional Blacksmithing and Steel Fabrication at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA. His recent exhibitions include works shown in the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, and solo exhibitions at The Venture Compound in St. Petersburg, Florida, CVA in Greenville, South Carolina, and Annex Gallery in Macomb, Illinois. He has completed residencies with The Paducah Arts Alliance, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Hub-Bub, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, Texas.
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