Gallery exhibits Marywood graduate’s work

Latrice Smith
Staff Writer

The Hope Horn Gallery, located in Hyland Hall, is currently exhibiting “Intricacies of Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nannette Burti.”

Burti is a ceramicist originally from Mill City who currently resides in Dalton. Burti graduated from Marywood University in 1977, and after a short break from ceramics, Burti opened her own studio in Dalton.

Most of her works capture spiritual and naturalistic ideals. According to a statement from her website, Burti’s first experience with clay led her to continue to explore this spiritual style.

“From my first experience with clay, I was captivated by it. There was something essentially spiritual about it,” Burti said in the statement.

Burti’s work in this exhibit explores the ideas of the feminine form and spirit.

Her naturalistic form is highly present in the works that are being displayed in this exhibit. She uses elements of nature in conjunction with clay, metals and other abstract items to create an interesting visual concept.

Though each of her works are different and could be easily displayed on their own, they all work together to build an engaging statement on nature, womanhood and society. Specifically, one work displays the image of a woman on a bed made of tree branches. Placed in the branches are $100 bills and makeup brushes. Some of the works include poetic descriptions that capture the natural and feminine aspects of Burti’s sculptures.

Her works create more than just something for the eye to look at; they allow for discussion about what each piece means. Her edgy works, which creatively combine sculpture and words, work with each other to create a new and thoughtful art exhibit that those of all ages can enjoy.
The exhibit is free to the public and Burti’s works will be displayed in Hyland Hall until May 1.

 

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