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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Art Department will host an exhibit by artist Casey McGuire titled "Unpredictable Things: Installations Focusing on the Uncertainty of Home" from Oct. 21 to Nov. 19. The exhibit's opening will feature an artist's reception and talk from 4-5:30 p.m. in the College's art gallery in Snowden Library.
McGuire's installations serve as a vehicle for storytelling and are a presentation of personal narratives and memories. She wants viewers to have a dream-like relationship with the artwork. The exhibit features an array of disconnected stimuli such as physical structures, video and sculptural components.
McGuire's work is influenced by a fascination with her family members. Her taxidermist and decoy carving father is able to exercise total control over his subjects' appearances, allowing him to create perfect animals. Her grandmother, a former Rockette and model, embodied physical perfection. Both family members created contrived forms of beauty. McGuire is interested in questioning these ideas of beauty as well as the postmodern reticence to confront such concepts.
Most recently, McGuire taught three-dimensional design at the University of West Georgia. She has also been featured in several publications, such as Sculpture magazine, and has received numerous faculty and student achievement awards.
McGuire earned a bachelor's degree from Alfred University and an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado.