Mia Westerlund Roosen: Sculpture and Drawings

May 14 – October 31, 1994

  • Mia Westerlund Roosen: Sculpture and Drawings exhibit, 1994 (installation view, 1994) 
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen: Sculpture and Drawings exhibit, 1994 (installation view, 1994) 
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen, <em>Adam's Fault</em>, 1993–94 (installation view, 1994)
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen, <em>Adam's Fault</em>, 1993–94 (installation view, 1994)
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen, <em>Bethlehem Slouch</em>, 1993 (installation view, 1994)
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen, <em>Bethlehem Slouch</em>, 1993 (installation view, 1994)
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen, <em>Crib</em>, 1992 (installation view, 1994)
  • Mia Westerlund Roosen studio, circa 1994

This show surveys the artist's work from the early 1980s to the present (1994), in which she has charted a hybrid course between abstraction and figuration, between reductive form and suggestive content. Her use of a variety of materials, including bronze, lead, concrete, and encaustic, adds to the sensuality of her pieces. Newly created drawings indicate her skill in two dimensions. A highlight of the exhibition is a group of outdoor sculptures that were conceived with the Art Center landscape in mind. These works probe the relationship between sculptural form and the earth itself.