02/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 15:21
Reception for Coddington Exhibit set for March 26
February 18, 2020
MACOMB, IL -- Artist Ann Coddington, of Champaign, IL, will have her solo exhibition, 'entwine,' on display through Thursday, March 26, at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery.
A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The artist will speak about her work at 5 p.m.
'The fiber techniques I use are drawn from the ancient craft of basketry,' said Coddington. 'In my work, I tie string together, bend some sticks, interweave fibers and form plaster in my hands to create a sculptural expression of my embodied experiences. The vessel objects I make explore somatic boundaries of things: eternal and ephemeral, strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, free and captive, old and young, living and dead. These ineffable memories held by the body are potent, penetrating and enduring.'
The exhibit is open free to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. The gallery is closed on University holidays.
For more information about the Gallery, visit wiu.edu/artgallery.