3 – Featuring Heidi Schwegler, Avantika Bawa, and Matt McCormick

Heidi Schwegler, Separation Anxiety_03, 2014, Pillow, paint, 7” x 12” x 15”

3 Heidi Schwegler, Visibility Near Zero Avantika Bawa, flood.control Matt McCormick, The Great Northwest For its spring exhibitions, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.  The project features two installations created in response to the site: the Museum, Southern Oregon University, and the greater Rogue Valley. Avantika Bawa, an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, is “interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history.” In flood.control, Avantika Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual parameters from which her installation has been created. As an artist, Heidi Schwegler states that she “is drawn to the peripheral ruin, modifying discarded objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose.”  Her latest installation, to be premiered at the Schneider Museum of Art, is entitled Visibility Near Zero.  She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon and is Associate Chair of the […]