|KIRK HOPPER FINE ART // OCT18 // 6.30-8.30PM
|Kirk Hopper Fine Art
3008 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
You Are Here
October 18th through December 7th
|Terry Maker explores mark making, both literally and figuratively. Intrigued by the mundane
and sacred, she utilizes a variety of commonplace, discarded, domestic objects combined
with traditional art making materials to compose sculptural forms that are subsequently cut,
drilled and scraped to reveal the “guts” of the matter. Through this process, Maker examines
the core principles central to the physical and spiritual concerns inherent to her work.
You are Here addresses issues of human desire, death and resurrection. The exhibition tells
a story of a Big Persona and his or her varying degrees of hubris along the journey of self-
fulfillment. Various works throughout the exhibit symbolize this pursuit, while the shape of the
circle- a symbol of unity, wholeness and eternity, often anchors the conceptual dialogue.
The oversized “Belts on a Nail” series speak of indulgence and overconsumption, while “You
Are Here Hat”, a giant baseball cap with an image of Maker’s art sewn on, references an
artist’s “team” becoming his or her identity. Solid graphite circular works speak of a larger
than life desire to make one’s mark.
The viewer winds through a trail of cast resin, suitcases, book sculptures and a towering pile
of moth eaten laundry—vestiges of our mundane human story. The vicious cycle of the
search for incessant satisfaction brings one to contemplate life’s meaning and
negotiate the bigger questions.
Terry Maker, born in Texas and residing in Denver, received an MA in Education from Texas
Tech University and an MFA in Painting from CU Boulder. She exhibits nationally and
internationally in New York, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, London and Dubai.
Maker has had one-person exhibits and/or installations at the Boulder Museum of
Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Colorado Springs
Fine Arts Center, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Cornell DeWitt Gallery in
New York City, among others.
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