Enjoy this conversation with Andrea Deszö, halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College, “Art in a Time of Contagion,” recorded on April 8, 2020.
This exhibition positions works of art by Andrea Dezsö alongside objects, selected by the artist, from the collections of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Together, these pieces demonstrate the curious power of visual experience across cultures and times. They place viewers in close proximity to hybrid beings and imagined, magical, or spiritual forces that take on the guise of human figures or other lifelike forms. The abstraction and distortion reflected in these imagined creatures prompt us to consider undisclosed presences that lurk in living beings.
Andrea Dezsö is the 2019–2020 halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld artist-in- residence. Propelled by a boundless curiosity, her practices involve a wide range of media, from mosaics and glass to paintings and prints. Among the forms her work has taken are intricate illustrations and large-scale public and site-specific installations.
This exhibition of the artist’s work was organized in collaboration with Zac Wilson ’20 and Jackie Brown, Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Art.
View the illustrated checklist.