Artist Emily Fussner to visit Marion

IWU alumna Emily Fussner will visit Marion on Monday, Sept. 9 for the opening reception of her Gallery Solo Exhibition, which is free and open to the public.

The reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the 1920 Gallery, which is located in the Barnes Student Center on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University.

The show, hosted by both the 1920 Gallery and the Williams Galleries in the Beard Arts Center, will be open until Oct. 7, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Casting/s presents two distinct bodies of work by Emily Fussner in the Williams Gallery and 1920 Gallery at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Exploring the relationship of place and the body, time and memory, transience and permanence, Fussner fills and casts cracks in the ground with paper pulp, and also photographs and traces shapes of cast sunlight and shadow. Considered with attention and care, these mundane ephemeral patterns become thresholds of possibility. By translating her initial observations into sculptures, installations, drawings, poetry, and artist books, specific places and moments unfold into new spaces. What is usually peripheral, transient, and intangible takes solid form and envelops us, asking us to see our usual surroundings in a new light.

Emily Fussner (b. 1991, Indonesia) is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Washington DC area. She holds a BS in Printmaking from Indiana Wesleyan University (‘13) and recently completed an MFA in Visual Arts from George Mason University (‘19), during which she was awarded a 2018-2019 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship.

Studying abroad with Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy, and with American University’s MFA Studio Berlin summer residency program also significantly influenced the development of her art practice. She has exhibited in group shows regionally and internationally, and recently had her first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, at IA&A at Hillyer.

Fussner has professional experience in arts administration, teaching, and graphic design, and currently works as the event manager at Washington Project for the Arts. The Division of Art + Design at Indiana Wesleyan University is honored to bring Emily Fussner back to Marion.