Qarqish + Welch: Art as Form . . . Art as Function
IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
December 16, 2014 – March 17, 2015
Forms ranging from organic to ornate patterns exemplify the creative spirit of the Sarah Qarqish / Morgan Welch team from Jackson, Mississippi. Sarah Qarqish studied drawing and graphic design at Mississippi State University. Her passion is working in multiple media on projects that communicate her love of expression and creativity. Morgan Welch is a furniture maker who received a BFA in sculpture and minor in architectural studies from Mississippi State University. Together, Qarqish and Welch create fine art that functions as contemporary furniture, among other artistic explorations in their newly formed HannaBerry Workshop. The focus of the exhibition is form and function. It will feature two and three-dimensional wooden shape configurations that guide the eye of the viewer throughout the large scale floor and hanging installations. The artists collaborate to force different art media to have “relationships” with each other to create an exciting visual experience.
This exhibition is partially funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.