Logan Marconi and Andrew Hendrixson, University of Florida MFA candidates, are available for studio visits on the evening of Wednesday August 3rd. At 6:45 we will have pizza with Andrew and Logan, and studio visits will commence at 7:30. Anyone wishing to have a studio visit must sign up in advance via Facebook or by emailing Christy.
Logan Marconi is currently a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Florida. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis, where he was awarded the Cole Porter Arts Foundation Scholarship for
undergraduate study in the fine arts. As a painter his body of work consists mainly of large scale paintings that explore themes related to memory, perceptual experience and consciousness. His current body of work focuses on how problems associated with mental imagery and representation can be expressed through an artistic medium. Philosophically, Logan is concerned with the capacity for artwork to be veridical and artistic practice to be a belief informing process. As such, he places a priority on being honest and ethical in his studio practice. This summer Logan is participating in the Whale and Star Workshop which is a unique opportunity to implement his artistic philosophy by allowing his body of work to be constructively
criticized by other artists.
Andrew Hendrixson Bio
Andrew Hendrixson was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. He
attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio where he studied English
and fine art. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree in 2008, Andrew
began his graduate studies in painting and drawing at the University of Florida
and, incidentally, will graduate with his M.F. A. on Saturday! Following
graduation, Andrew will be heading to Ohio where he has accepted a position
as an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Mount Vernon Nazarene
University.His work his informed by sources ranging widely from the characters who
loiter about in the writings of Flannery O’Connor, the poetry of T. S. Eliot, to the
hand sewn and intuitively astute quilts of Gee’s Bend.
His most recent series, On the Poetic Accumulations of Inefficient Time
Well Spent, explores the distinction between habit and ritual; the frivolity of the
former countered by the intentionality of the latter. As a vehicle toward this
intentionality, the project engages notions of labor, repetition, and inefficiency
as endeavors bearing the gravity of ritualistic practice.
Andrew’s work is currently being shown in two group exhibitions, one at
the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, the other at the First Street Gallery in the
Chelsea district in New York City.