"Alternate Closures: Emily McBride Solo Exhibition"

"Alternate Closures: Emily McBride Solo Exhibition"

Start date

Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00am

End date

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00pm


FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Art

2010 E Hennepin Avenue
Building #10 (Box #54)
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

Emily McBride's work is influenced by her surroundings, her daily routines and commutes, and the visual noises in her periphery. This new collection of work is inspired by the I-35W highway construction in Minneapolis spanning from Fall 2017 – Fall 2021. When living in the city, construction is commonplace, ongoing, an inconvenience that quickly becomes the norm. The safety signs and fluorescent colors blend into the urban landscape. By altering material and surface, she intended to transform a mundane scenery of daily commute into an unfamiliar curiosity. This installation is an ode to the debris, the bridges that stood for decades, the machines that tore them apart, and the bright colors and patterns that shroud the asphalt and concrete as they make way for more.

Emily McBride is an artist and craftsperson residing in the Twin Cities. In 2016, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and in 2009 received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an instructor, former board member, and program coordinator at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.