Vestigial is an exhibition of mixed media works featuring WSUV graduating seniors Laura Ballard and Sharalee Chwaliszewski.
Drawing upon memory, intuition, and experience, the artists explore the demands of motherhood and the freedom of the studio as forces that have shaped their natural creativity. Ballard, finding inspiration in both ancient art and modern materials, expresses in representational and abstract visual imagery the way the inner selfcommunes with, and confronts, the outer environment. Chwaliszewski’swork, largely non-objective, investigates color, texture, and form through a fluid process of discovery.
Works in Vestigialusewater-based media and collagetopresent a dialogue between the artists, as well as within each artist,through reclamation of creative vision,and reflection on the impact of aesthetic development.
Measures 1-7 Sharalee Chwaliszewski
Acrylic on canvas
2020, 10″ x 10″