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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ANDREA MCCLUSKEY

ANDREA MCCLUSKEY

Artist Work

Inflections and Innuendos
2000
woodcut and collograph
9" x 8"
Inflections and Innuendos
2000
woodcut and collograph
9" x 8"
Inflections and Innuendos
2000
woodcut and collograph
9" x 8"

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The challenge of my work, as I see it, is to intuitively convey the dynamism and interactivity of the natural world. In these prints I use a language of abstraction made up of biomorphic forms and repeating patterns. As an artist it is my intention to imbue these forms with an emotional content and vitality. When the work succeeds, its images remain as a presence to be looked at again and again for new interpretation. As the French feminist critic Helene Cixous aptly says, "A new language? No. A virgin way of listening and making the always new/old language speak."

Artist Bio

Andrea McCluskey studied art history at Bucknell University and printmaking at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She furthered her studies with many master printers at Pyramid Atlantic Printshop and Papermaking facility in Riverdale, Maryland. Currently, she teaches Printmaking and Design at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Selected Exhibitions: "4 x 4," Fleckenstein Gallery, Towson, MD (2001); "Inflections and Innuendos," Qi-An Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (2000); "The Shape of Content," Delaplaine Visual Art Center," Frederick, MD (2000); "Transformations," Tatum Arts Center, Hood College, Frederick, MD (2000); "Print Odyssey 2000," Towson University, Towson, MD (2000); "MD Printmakers Selected Works," Cardinal Gallery, Annapolis, MD (1999); "10th Anniversary MD Printmakers," Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD (1999); "High Tech Prints," Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD (1999); "Lest We Forget--Responses to the Gulf War," Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (1998); "Expanded Techniques," Mattawoman Art Center, Marbury, MD (1998); "Tenth Annual Print & Drawing Exhibition," College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD (1998); "Submerged Egos," Montgomery College, Rockville, MD (1997); "Sesquicentennial Exhibition," Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA (1996); "Global Focus," United Nations 4th World Conference, Beijing, China (1995). Public Collections: National Museum for women in the Arts, Library and Research Center, Washington, DC; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD; Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD.