Sydney Ewerth

Artist’s Statement

Focusing on my own oscillating sense of identity and daily insecurities, my practice consists of authenticating the narrative of animated and playfully inefficient objects. The radical presence of line, tactile surface, and color in these sculptures are all a means to attempt communication through the senses. The work reflects a longing to connect and create a physical dialogue between lived and imagined space. This imagined space is where memory and its potential to become distorted over time exist. Our mind can edit or exaggerate what actually occurred in a moment in our histories. I am interested in how these potentially false recollections make up our very real identities. The notion of trying to record presence in everything seems to hold an absurd truth. Physical mapping of line and shadow reflect dissonant repetition and my interpretation of true and secret self. Bright colors and a crude touch present a humorous front that mask coy, obsessive behaviors. Through line and shadow, I hope to define what inhabits the distance imposed between two points and provide a proof of presence in the physical manifestations of growth and time.

Atlanta native Sydney Ewerth received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics from Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) in Augusta, Georgia. During her candidacy for the MFA at the University of Alabama, she has taught and assisted classes in various topics of ceramics and drawing. Ewerth has been juried into several exhibitions across the United States and is coming off the tail end of her MA solo exhibition, “It’s There, I Swear.”

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Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the editor of Posit (positjournal.com) and the author of nine books and chapbooks, including Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her tenth book, Zoom, was awarded the Washington Prize and will be published in 2018. Her poetry has appeared in such places as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron, Gargoyle, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, So to Speak, Verse, and Verse Daily.