Musick/Carr and Fragile Home at the Alexandria Museum of Art
Our Fragile Home, Pat and Jerry’s traveling exhibit about the delicate condition of our planet earth, , continues its journey with a stop at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana. There is one more venue remaining on a three year schedule.
The exhibit is eliciting many wonderful comments. It seems to have an impact on most people. There is great emotion in the space traveler’s description of our home as “fragile and needing nurture…care.” These words generate an expressive response from viewers.
It is a very gentle exhibit of the direction we should all be moving – emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Thanks for doing it. I think anyone who visits will be enlightened. Tom Rimkus.
Pat and Jerry served as jurors for the 28th September Competition, the Museums 2015 juried art exhibition. They selected fifty works of art and the final prize winners. This exhibit is showing concurrently with Our Fragile Home.
About Pat Musick
For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole.
In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media.
The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings.
I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books.
I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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