September 3- October 11, 2015
Opening Reception: September 3, 5-7pm
Jarod Charzewski creates large scale installations of everyday items that are collected from the community in which the artwork is created. The accumulations have included varied materials, such as buoys and denim jeans, and now cables. These installations make evident the desire and pleasure we have in collection that then manifests into compulsion. Charzewski holds a BFA in sculpture from the University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Canada, an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Artist Statement: My installations are designed to evoke a viewer’s inherent connection to preservation by exploring objects and their ability to be tethered to attachments and the resulting compulsions. These collections of objects and the attention that is placed on arrangement mirror the installations created in our everyday lives through the inability to throw things away. My work investigates the transferring of animate sentiments to inanimate objects. The value put on objects that we humanistically continue to collect give us pleasure. That pleasure gives comfort and that comfort lends itself to compulsion.