Opening Reception: March 3
During the IDADA First Friday Art Tour
This March, Gallery 924 is pleased to present Emily Stergar’s Stack: A Layering of Elements. In her Gallery 924 exhibition, each individual sculpture will incorporate materials natural to our environment, such as wood or stone, as well as those fabricated by man, like Styrofoam and concrete. Each part is stacked or layered upon the next utilizing gravity alone.
Emily Stergar draws attention to change in our shared landscape. Her work alters the land beyond its original state, exploring our need to transform it and question what can and should exist. The stacks of each sculpture are an organization of disparate materials and objects turned into an understandable and orderly pile. The sculptural piles reference the layering of earth’s crust, as well as the materials obtained from it, whether found, natural, or man-made. These materials are the elements palpably seen and unseen in the spaces of earth we occupy. Stergar sees the physical and conceptual balancing of these components as a way to create a sense of grounding for her and the viewer.Sterger is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Herron School of Art and Design. She received her BFA in Sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design, and MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
The artist will donate 50% of each artwork's sale price to the National Parks Foundation.