Randall opening exhibit in Hoosick
Maggi Randall is a Bennington artist who works in a wide variety of mediums, including ceramics, wood, fabric, oil paint and pastels. She describes her work as "darkly humorousŠ an expression of how strange it feels to live in such tumultuous times."
In exploring ideas like climate change, surveillance and the global arms market, she searches for the "balance between angst and humor." Much of her work is in clay. She says it "connects me to one of the oldest artistic mediums." In her figurative work, she creates both tension and harmony between believable anatomy and distortion to evoke a sense of "the forces tugging us through the universe without our volition." She finds her imagery in her subconscious and childhood dreams. In all of her art, Ms Randall visualizes a response to the world that is both critical and optimistic.
Maggi’s work has been exhibited in both group and one-woman shows in a number of galleries in and around New York City, including the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. Maggi received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1975 and an MFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1979.