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'Softly Bound' features
three-dimensional works of Horowitz, Martin
Jan. 8, 2008 -- “Softly
Bound,” a two-person exhibition featuring works by Etty Horowitz and
Joyce Martin, will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Feb.
15, at the Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center Gallery, 114 S.
Caraway, Jonesboro. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15,
from 5–6:30 p.m.
“Softly Bound” includes three-dimensional works
by both Horowitz and Martin that address multiple aspects of femininity
through tangible materials and visual and intellectual concepts. The
works both acknowledge and reject archetypes of the woman and her
socially imposed identity as a representation of ideal beauty, exploring
female objectification and women’s roles in various social constructs.
Each artist makes use of industrial materials to transform naturally
hard-edged materials into curvaceous, organic, and feminine forms. In
addition to the three-dimensional forms created, Horowitz and Martin
also explore ideas of shadows and the additional visual and/or
psychological information they might contain.
Etty Horowitz lives and works in Arlington, Texas, where she is a
professional artist and architect. She received an MFA in
sculpture from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and a
bachelor’s degree in architecture from the
Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa.
She has also studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at
Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Horowitz has served as an
adjunct professor of design at Texas Christian University and as an art
instructor at the Arlington Museum of Art. Recent honors include
fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center in 2006, 2004, and 2003; and a
second place award at the 2004 International Sculpture Symposium in
Joyce Martin lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she works as
an artist and art teacher.
received a BFA in printmaking and photography from the University of
Texas at Arlington and has participated in numerous professional
conferences sponsored by Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas
Association of Museums. Martin served as artist-in-residence at the
Arlington Museum of Art for its children’s art initiative in 2002, and
then joined the museum staff as the education coordinator. Recent awards
include the third place and people’s choice awards at the 39 Hour Show,
presented by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in 2004, and an award
of excellence at the 6th Annual Manhattan Arts International
Competition in 1997.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The Fine
Arts Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For additional information, contact the Department of Art at (870)
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