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Lalana Fedorschak

Autoerotica 1.8

Colored pencil and ink

10.5" x 11"

Artist Statement:

I consider artmaking to be emotional exorcism. My practice explores the body as a site, a receptacle, an object, a host, a weapon, a means of expression, and a vehicle for action. Expressing the plurality of the self is an act of creating joy within detachment. I posit identity as expansive, multi-faceted, continuously shifting, and difficult to distill. I intend for viewers to become aware of their own plural selves, alienated and integrated with one another.

I lost access to my studio space at Ohio University in mid-March. My practice relies heavily on the tools in the ceramic studio, sculpture studio, and wood shop, which I no longer have access to. In addition to logistical challenges, the solitude has also been difficult - daily discussions, impromptu studio visits, and the general feeling of working alongside others feed my practice. I am hungry.

Working out of my apartment with limited space and tools, I began a series of colored pencil drawings. I have also been making photographs and video, expanding my digital skills. Recently, I have been able to move into a swing space above a local gallery where I am a member. The space is raw, but I am grateful for it. I hope to gain access to my primary studio space soon so that I can begin working on my thesis exhibition scheduled for Spring 2021.

Bio:

Lalana Fedorschak is a multi-disciplinary artist working with a variety of materials and techniques. Her influences include body horror and practical effects, abjection, microscopy, photography, poststructuralism, intersectional feminism, and queer theory. Lalana completed her undergraduate degree in Ceramics at Northern Arizona University and was a post-baccalaureate student at Indiana University Southeast. She is a now third-year MFA candidate in Ceramics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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