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Bath Dary

Emersion, 2022

Large Sculpture, Porcelain, approx 4x6x1



Beth Dary Beth Dary is a New York City-based visual artist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts from Memphis College of Art.  She has participated in several artist residency programs including Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her work has been curated into exhibits at the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Russia, Satellite and Miami Project Art Fairs in Miami, and Prospect 1.5 in New Orleans. Dary’s work has been commissioned by Battery Park City in Manhattan and she has received grants from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and The Manhattan Community Arts Fund. Her work is included in private, corporate, and museum collections in the USA and Europe. Her artwork is inspired by the disparate manifestations of the elemental power of water -- as a force to shape the land, sustain life, or erode and destroy. Bubbles of ancient CO2 captured in Arctic ice; rising tides due to the climate crisis; fractal patterns formed by the liquid contaminants in the urban runoff -- these phenomena represent nature in transition due to our culture's impact on the environment.

“The formations that manifest at such sites resonate with me in part because I have always lived at the water's edge, from my childhood on Cape Cod to adult life in New Orleans and New York City. For instance, Emersion, exhibited in, “Kiln Gods”, is an installation of hand-built porcelain sculptures that depict the marine barnacles that will increasingly occupy coastal areas as our actions warm the globe and waters begin to rise.” - Beth Dary

Bath Dary - Emersion