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B. Avery Syrig

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Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Website

Schools
Alfred University

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, Alfred University mixed-media installation performance conceptual

Statement

Bio

Avery is a multi-media three-dimensional artist. Through her studies in ceramics, glass blowing, papermaking, performance, and video arts she has explored the development of individuality within the varying forms of structures – physical, familial, and societal- that have created the means and defined the ways that we live in our world today.

Always enjoying the process of making things, Avery began seriously studying two-dimensional art early on. Living in a world more attuned to object than image, she turned her instinctual collecting of things into painted collages featuring found objects coming off the page. This fueled her to go to an art school that respected many mediums – most importantly sculpture. 

Alfred University encouraged her study of the connections between people and society through multiple mediums. These concepts have dominated her work in exhibitions throughout Westchester, Connecticut, and New York City. 

 

Artist Statement

Have you ever felt like you must do something because of who you are? Not who you are specifically, but who you are in society: mother, boyfriend, co-worker . . . 

Do these definitions help us fit into society or hold us back from who we truly are? 

My work navigates these questions illustrating the tension between who we are and who we think we should be. They speak about the forces in modern culture that paradoxically both bind and shape our experiences giving us both boundaries that hinder and structures to grow from. Natural materials, more akin to skin and hair, depict the intimate mark these forces have on the development and care of the self.

Within this web of societal demands, personal dreams, and the needs of reality; stressful tensions and beautiful predicaments are found. The taming and weaving together of these opposing forces, a critical step and constant feat, defines growth within a person’s life. 

B. Avery Syrig

January 20, 2014

Recent Exhibits

B. Avery Syrig participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2013 Art Expo NYC 2013
Pier 94, NYC
 
Feb, 2013 Materiality
Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery
 
Jan, 2013 Bound
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
 
Aug, 2012 A Gathered Place
Castle Gallery
 
Apr, 2012 2012 Westchester Biennial
Castle Gallery
 
Mar, 2012 Sculpture: On and Off the Wall
ARTSW
 
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