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Grapple, sculpture by Carey McDougall (07/28/2009)

Grapple FlyerThe Kent State University School of Art Galleries are pleased to announce Grapple, sculpture by Carey McDougall in our Eells Gallery at the Blossom Music Center. The exhibition will be on display from August 1 - September 6, 2009. The Eells Gallery is open during and two hours prior to every Cleveland Orchestra performance. For more information please contact the School of Art Galleries at 330-672-7853 or visit our Web site at
In order to displace the notion of a nuclear family made up of clearly demarcated individuals, Carey McDougall’s sculptures emphasize domestic blurred boundaries and fluid physical relationships. The house forms are a re-presentation of anatomical interior and domestic exterior connections that are challenging and unusual, yet seductive and possibly advantageous. Through the act of physically joining and re-routing anatomical parts and cellular structures within the confines and/or nests of domestic structures and body-scapes, the sculptures play with the stigmatized connection of conjoined twins, the blurred individual boundaries of pregnant women, and the western emphasis/obsession with coupling through marriage.  
McDougall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Oberlin College, her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Connecticut. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions all over Ohio and Connecticut and has exhibited at various museum, galleries, and universities, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Sofia Press Gallery in Bulgaria, State University of New York Oneonta, Burlington County College, University of Connecticut Avery Point and Hartford College for Women. McDougall currently resides in Canton, Ohio, and will be an associate professor of art at Kent State University Stark campus this fall.


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