Virginia Tyler, associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, showcased her work during the SOHO20 National Affiliate Annual Exhibition titled HERoica: New Work by National Affiliates this summer. This all women exhibition at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York explored the overlap of personal courage and aesthetic risk made visible and tangible in their art. Overlapping the personal and the political, this annual exhibition of thirteen National Affiliate artists and their guests addressed the interplay of heroic ideals and feminist values.
In the exhibit, Tyler used her art to economically empower the local village culture in Ghana. She collaborated with Ghanaian metal casters Paul Amponsah and Kofi Amponsem to create the bronze beads and objects assembled in her installations that are small sculptures in themselves. Tyler has also worked with craft artists Mary Assumadou and Michael Assumadou to create a work inspired by the Milky Way.
Kudos to Professor Tyler!