Potato Séance by Grace Sachi Troxell at Hartnett Gallery


Hartnett Gallery is pleased to present Potato Séance, a solo exhibition of sculptures by Grace Sachi Troxell. Potato Séance, is composed of sculptures in various states of growth and decay. Throughout the sculptures in this exhibition, there is a sense of fraught entanglement resulting from unexpected material collisions and collaborations as well as forms morphing into one another and coexisting according to different timescales. The other sculptures play with devices of hybridity through revealing and concealing their interior and exterior materials. Grace Sachi Troxell is a sculptor based in Ithaca and Brooklyn, New York. In her current work she uses clay and found objects to explore entanglements between organic and inorganic materials, form and deformity, and digestion. She received a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, a Post-Graduate certificate in painting from the Glasgow School of Art, and her MFA from Cornell University. She has been artist in residence at MacDowell, Yaddo, Sculpture Space, the Studios at MASSMoCa, Woodstock Byrdcliffe, Willapa Bay AiR, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, Dumfries House, Scotland, and The International Textile Art Symposium, Daugavpils Rothko Center, Latvia. She is a 2022-2023 artist in residence at Sharpe-Walentas in Brooklyn, NY. She teaches at Cornell University and Ithaca College. For more, visit the artist’s website: https://gracesachitroxell.com/ Hartnett Gallery hartnettgallery@gmail.com http://blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett/ @Hartnett_Gallery The University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery is a student-supported, professional art gallery. Named for alumnus John B. Hartnett, this unique gallery space was designed by the renowned architects of I.M. Pei and Associates in 1972. Hartnett presents 5 exhibitions each academic year. These vary from solo shows to group exhibitions featuring local, state, national, and international artists, with an undergraduate juried exhibition held each year. A wide variety of media and genres are shown, including sculpture, photography, painting, video, and installation work, as well as curatorial and community projects. On occasion, Hartnett Gallery also plans exhibitions in conjunction with local institutions such as the Memorial Art Gallery and the Visual Studies Workshop. Admission to the gallery, receptions, and presentations is free and the gallery is open to the public.