VisArts to Host 'Full Fathom Five: Going Deeper,' Featuring Alison Sigethy and Liz Lescault
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Glass artist Alison Sigethy (http://www.alisonsigethy.com) and sculptor Liz Lescault have, once again, combined their considerable talents to produce an atmospheric collaborative exhibition exploring natural and unseen worlds. Full Fathom Five: Going Deeper at VisArts at Rockville features one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces that submerse gallery-goers in inventively constructed environments and beg for careful examination.
"The collaborative pieces in this exhibition are revelations only possible through the actions and thoughts of two distinct minds and pair of hands," said VisArts Curatorial Consultant Susan Main."Looking at the individual works of both artists and then the results of their collaboration, I am struck by the rich integration of textural materials. Everything seems to fit and at the same time push further into the unknown.This exhibition perfectly demonstrates how collaboration can produce work that is, to borrow a clich, much more than the sum of its parts."
Friends for several years before collaborating professionally, Sigethy and Lescault quickly realized how complementary their respective aesthetics were, easily facilitating a joint exhibition. Balancing busy schedules, they discovered a productive routine: each artist made a piece in her own medium, then passed it on to the other for "finishing." The artists presented the results of this unique process last spring atFathom, an exhibition at Waverly Street Gallery.
"Working together on Fathom was such an exciting process, and the show itself was so strong," remarked Sigethy. "We knew we'd work together again, but in a larger venue. The concept behind Going Deeper is to create sculptural forms that are familiar, but strange, beautiful but ominous. Our method of handing pieces off to each other helps achieve this effect."