|Detail image of Four Hour Drawing|
The holes are placed as closely as can be accomplished without destroying the fiber of the paper. Through concentrated effort, these objects illustrate a level of closeness that is just at the edge of mutual destruction.
For me, Endurance Drawings are meditations on the idea of intimacy, a common theme in many of my projects.
The piece on view at Woodmere can be seen as a drawing, or as documentation of a performance. Similarly, my recent projects Device for Social Climbing and Intimacy Training Device I have dual functionality as sculptures and objects for physical interaction.
|Gallery Installation of Device for Social Climbing|
between myself and People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive, 1985-present. By standing on these platforms, I can equalize our differences, and place my body in a space that theoretically allows for intimacy. In this way, an object that functions as a sculptural installation is a literal expression of data, and a figurative expression of longing.
|Intimacy Training Device I|
|Intimacy Training Device I in use|
Raised outside of Philadelphia, I studied at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and went on to receive my MFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I now live and work in West Philadelphia. I do believe in love.
For additional information on these and other projects, please visit my website: m-e-g.net
By Marissa Georgiou
Marissa's work is featured in Woodmere Art Museum's 71st Annual Juried Exhibition.
About Woodmere's 71st Annual Juried Exhibition:
Woodmere's 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by artist Alex Kanevsky, will feature works in a variety of media from 46 artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Works were chosen to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. In conjunction with the juried show, Kanevsky's own work will be on view in the exhibition Alex Kanevsky: Some Paintings and Drawings, and the artist has also selected some of Woodmere's works of art for display in Selections from the Collection.