Lydia Boda, a 2015 BFA graduate from the KCAD Functional Sculpture department, won the inaugural UICA Fresh Pick award. Boda’s work is rooted in memory and ritual. Her meditative practice, itself a ritual, is paired with a deliberately complex and rigorous systematic process. This process includes a strict set of rules for every material she uses: paper, clay, wood, metal, and found objects. The resulting works are both a record of balance between practice and process, and a collection of meticulous, ethereal sculptures and installations.
The UICA Fresh Pick is a distinction awarded annually to one student in the graduating class at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, and recognizes an emerging artist of exceptional promise. The recipient of the Fresh Pick award receives a solo exhibition at UICA within the following calendar year, and is designated during the annual student exhibition at KCAD with a seal of achievement.
Opening Reception: January 29, 2016
Member Preview: 6pm, Public: 7pm
UICA Members: Free, Non-Members: $5
This exhibition is presented with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.