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Ephemeral Effigies by Maria Uhase Opening Reception
Join Standing Rock Cultural Arts for our upcoming opening reception Ephemeral Effigies by Maria Uhase this Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 7-9PM.
Maria Uhase graduated in 2019 with a BA degree in Studio Emphasis and a Minor in Painting and a Minor in Drawing from the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. She currently lives and works in Northeast Ohio.
Using symbolism, figuration, and abundant details in my paintings and illustrations, I focus on creating surreal narratives involving combinations of plants, animals, and objects in the natural world. These depictions of imaginary mutated organisms covered in fungi, spiderwebs, insects, and leafy vines are portrayed as individual microcosms existing in liminial-type spaces.
The subject matter for each piece is inspired by my experiences and research of the environment, learning about the surreal qualities of species of plants and animals, and my enthusiasm to share information with others.
The composition with this material emanates from a desire to express personal sentiments – such as mixtures of anxiety and excitement -which are often shared among us, yet areView more
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