November 14, 2009 through February 28, 2010
Closing reception: Friday, February 26 (time TBA) Virginia Maksymowicz makes sculptural installations from a variety of materials including clay, wood, concrete, plaster, bronze and cast paper. She is interested in feminist issues and focuses on particular circumstances of women from both the past and the present. Her recent installations have combined representations of the female body with architectural elements. Taking inspiration from Roman statues of the Virgin Mary posed atop columns and spires, Aesthetic Distance replaces Mary with sculptures of ordinary women—naked, and out of reach. Maksymowicz lives in Philadelphia, and is Associate Professor of Sculpture at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The Museum's Outdoor Sculpture Program is sponsored by Fulton Bank.
The James A. Michener Art Museum 138 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA 18901 215.340.9800
This exhibition features past and present directors of the Amos Eno Gallery