Patricia Maloney: A Child's Story
Sept. 18 - Oct. 11, 2015
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Patricia Maloney, Washington & Jefferson College
This art begs the question, “What might this child have become?” Inspired by the themes of universal loss, abandonment and vanishing childhood, Maloney’s work communicates the story of the weighted identity of the life of a child who has experienced turmoil. Missing siblings, pain, fragility and resilience are tangible in the small-scale sculptures which combine techniques of decaling, drawing, under glazing and multiple firings of images on porcelain and earthenware. Maloney’s work asks the audience to reflect on the mysteries of loss in our social context.
Patricia Maloney is Professor of Art at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA. Maloney received her MFA from Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, her MA from Murray State University, Murray, KY and her BFA from Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, KY.