April 27 – May 27, 2018
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts
Voyager, a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Grant McFarland, explores how the life cycle of individuals and their possessions are entwined. McFarland constructs a sculptural requiem for the things born out of a commodity culture. Possessions accompany their owners through time assuming a variety of roles as useful tools, hoarded junk, or valuable collections. Voyager is a symbolic funeral for the things that we make, accumulate, move around, pile up, and leave behind as symbols of endurance, but also of waste.
About the artist: Grant McFarland is a Maryland born, Washington DC based sculptor who graduated from University of Maryland in 2016 with a B.A. in studio art. He participated in the UMD Art Honors program and recently worked as a resident artist at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York. He has shown at 39th Street Gallery in Hyattsville, Maryland, the Stamp Student Union Gallery on campus at the University of Maryland, and McClean Project for the Arts in McClean, Virginia. His current work is concerned with asking questions of perception, interior and exterior in relation to inference and knowledge of the built environment.