Karin Broker’s art in drawings and sculpture immediately strike the viewer with the utter force of the work. With both confident and controlled forms and lines the subtlety of their strength is a marvel. The work titled, Interior #1, 1989 drawn on a large-scale Formica surface demonstrates Broker’s propensity to select materials supportive in how the art presents its subject matter. A girl gazing in the glowing light of a small television screen, the lights, and darks of Broker’s drawing casting directed light back upon the sitter. Since 2014, Karin Broker has been responding with ire to Western Society’s expectations levied against the female gender through her work. For my small circus, she has created an army of performers whose bodies have morphed to turn their baggage into weapons or shields, so they might be ready to resist a system built to control them. Broker’s aim is to make powerful, beautiful objects that champion optimism and strength. Broker’s work in both two and in three dimensions, reveal the complexities of the artist’s interior thought and outward expression, playing with our perceptions.
Exhibition on view: January 20 – April 8 in the Horlock Gallery
Photo Restriction: Photography allowed in the exhibition (no flash, no tripods)
Touch Restriction: Non-touch exhibition
Exhibition Language(s): English
Potential Challenges for Visitors With:
Young children – parents should keep children close while navigating through the installation art in this gallery
Sound from neighboring installations may be audible in this gallery.
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