The works of Mery Lynn
McCorkle - the artist, curator and fiction author, opens Monday (Sept. 23) at
the Berry College Moon Gallery.
A gallery talk will be at 7 p.m. Monday
and the gallery will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to
Friday through Oct. 18.
McCorkle's artwork has been exhibited nationally
and internationally since 1990. McCorkle received a bachelor of arts degree from
the University of Georgia and a master of fine arts degree from the University
of Oregon. She has lived in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and recently relocated to
She has settled on making collages and then crusting them with
glitter, both hiding and revealing the textures underneath.
been intrigued by layers since nothing in life is simple or straightforward,"
she said. Her images shift with the movement of the viewer and different lights,
creating an effervescent calm to seduce the eye while reminding the viewer of
the transitory nature of visual experience itself.
McCorkle works closely
from grainy black and white electron micrographs of cell structure published in
textbooks in the 1970s. This subject matter allows her to pursue several issues
simultaneously: the graphic tension between the organic and the pixilated
quality of the photographs, the opulent sensuality of her materials and the
ickiness of the subject matter, as well as the fundamental similarities between
life observed so closely and abstract painting.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Alyssa Smith