Beautifully grotesque

"Slither" by Linda Fitz Gibbon is a work in ceramic, wood and steel. Courtesy photo

"Slither" by Linda Fitz Gibbon is a work in ceramic, wood and steel. Courtesy photo

Davis artist Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s “beautiful and grotesque” sculptures are highlighted this month in the Graduate Exhibition at Lesley University’s Art Institute of Boston.

“My intent is to push the boundaries between inside and out, awkwardness and grace, fragility and heft, subtlety and boldness, and decay and renewal,” said Fitz Gibbon, who earns her master of fine arts degree in visual arts this month.

“The use of flowing abstract ceramic forms with mixed media provide hints of bodily fluids, oozing wounds, orifices and sprouting elements to simultaneously entice and repulse.”

Two of Fitz Gibbon’s pieces — including “Slither” a work in ceramic, wood and steel — from the upcoming MFA thesis exhibition have been selected for inclusion in the 10th annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.

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