ANDREA DE LEÓN + TERRA GOOLSBY
CHAMBERS OF LONGING ANDREA DE LEÓN + TERRA GOOLSBY, Fusebox 2018
Andrea de León is a multidisciplinary artist that uses elements of light, distortion, equilibrium, and psychology In order to explore and expose a “scientific neurosis.” She obtained her BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Texas and has received awards to attend residencies in glass at Ox-Bow School of Art and Penland School of Crafts. She has worked and shown internationally and currently teaches metalsmithing at Creative Side Jewelry Academy. Andrea is an active member ICOSA Collective and continues to evolve her sculptural practice in Austin, Texas.
Terra Goolsby is a multi-media artist that draws upon mythologies, mysticism, science fiction, religious lore, and psychology. Her work connects old narratives and new cultural assessments of female sexuality while investigating the integration of creation and destruction, interiority and exteriority, collectivity and singularity, as well as strength and vulnerability. It’s beauty and politics delve into darker aspects of femininity that lie concealed, dormant or just beneath the surface such as the predatory and the seductive. With a focus on the unbridled and primordial nature of specific characters in the narratives that she draws upon, her work harbors an aesthetic that is both dangerous and sensual. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an artist in residence at West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited through out the United States and Europe.