September 5 – October 7 2023
MaryKate Maher uses collage techniques, rooted in photographic prints of space, to create physical manifestations of the void. Collaging prints of color gradients on both paper and metal, she makes works that evoke geological sites verging on psychic landscapes. Her sculptures combine UV prints, resins, and plasters to develop references to reliquary busts and totems. These figure-esque forms erase body elements while building up the structures that support them.
This show breaks into vessel varieties, reliquaries, containers, and spaces, hollow and enclosed. Figuration, still life, and landscape are all portrayed in varying degrees of abstraction and negation. How much to take away? Like the Japanese concept, Ma, the void is utilized here to create the physical form.
MaryKate Maher is a renowned artist from Philadelphia, currently based in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BFA from Arcadia University. Additionally, she has studied at prestigious institutions such as the Glasgow School of Art and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Maher’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in Germany and South Korea, and featured in publications like Artsy and Hyperallergic. Her accomplishments showcase her impressive artistic talents and her ability to captivate audiences worldwide with her sculptures and collage.
From left to right:
Vessel and Reliquary : Dessert Body, 2022, 20 x 16 inches
Vessel and Reliquary : Suspiria Red, 2023, 19.5 x 13 inches