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Tonight – "Prelude: Gregarious Nature" by MFA Student Alicia Marván

April 3, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming


​A U X I L I A R Y   C O N S T R U C T I O N S

prelude: gregarious nature

Leading up to her MFA thesis exhibition in late May, Alicia Marván presents an array of fiber sculptures inspired by organic forms and landscapes. Part of a new series of works framed by the psychological term auxiliary constructions, used to describe objects, situations and activities we humans create to cope with distress and achieve happiness – what is referred to as “the pleasure principle.”

April 3rd – June 28th, 2015

Reception April 3th, from 7pm to 10pm

The CG Jung Center
408 Franklin Street, Side Entrance
Buffalo, NY 14202

Alicia Marván (Mexico/USA) is an artist, designer and curator dedicated to contemporary and experimental practices. Her interdisciplinary approach to art/life has led her to an ongoing investigation of a variety of media that explores space, form, movement, time and thought, often in relationship to the human body. Her  current projects bridge performance, sculpture and architecture, delving into human physicality and identity as they relate to place and history.


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