The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery Presents <i>Delicate Fragments</i>
Delicate Fragments presents the work of two important artists, Christina Pitsch and Elizabeth Alexander. Christina will be showing mixed media sculptures that are based around her vocabulary of slip cast repeated forms. Elizabeth will be showing a major collage of images and rearranged parts. Both artists work with fragments of an object as a way to explore deeper meaning. Parts in this exhibit become symbols.
Christina Pitsch received her MFA from The New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University and a B.A from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work is a hybrid of materials and techniques driven by larger conceptual questions of cultural icons and gender identification. Frequently her work uses animals (and fragments thereof) to tell stories about the complexity of relationships. She has shown extensively throughout the United States including exhibitions at: Purdue University, Manhattanville College (NY), The Clay Art Center (NY), Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, The Print Center (Philadelphia), and Palm Springs Art Museum. Internationally she has participated in residencies and exhibitions in the Netherlands, Switzerland, China and Taiwan. Christina is an avid traveler. When not carrying her art supplies in her suitcase she lives and works in Manchester, NH where she shares a home and studio with one very long legged and lazy greyhound named Armando.
Elizabeth Alexander is an adjunct faculty member at Montserrat College of Art and Lasell College for sculpture and installation art. She received her MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art. She is a 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow for Sculpture and Installation Art, a St. Botolph Foundation 2011 Emerging Artist Fellow. For this exhibit Elizabeth is presenting a series of collages made from one book of black and white images of Italian gardens and flowers. In her grand statement she will show a twenty foot long collage. She has removed and flipped all of the statues and structures from the gardens and rearranged the images to make a wild landscape of impressions and misimpressions. Parts are removed, misplaced and rearranged, confronting our expectations of the very organized formal garden. She will also be showing a series of smaller botanical collages that came from the same book. Each of these collages shows her affection for omission and envisioning our world as many delicate fragments.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.