Topsy-Turvy: Selected Sculptures And Drawings by Cynthia Consentino
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 12th, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Topsy-Turvy is an exhibition of selected works by Cynthia Consentino. Working primarily with clay, Cynthia dismantles and reassembles popular iconographies rooted in established values of beauty and gender. In this manner, she strips down, exaggerates, and inverts the familiar to explore the incongruities embedded in social stereotypes. The resulting imagery is a surrealist landscape where props and plots are out of place, forcing the viewer to reinvestigate their notions of the familiar and the strange.
About the Artist
Cynthia Consentino received a MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BFA from The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY. A recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, American Craft Council, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Berkshire Taconic and The Blanche E. Colman Artist Awards, Consentino has exhibited widely. Currently residing in Northampton, she teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Holyoke Community College.
Curated by Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Herter Art Gallery