Maureen Drdak

Planes of Aspiration

2008 Exhibit Dates
Jan 15 To Feb 12

Maureen Drdak's large, dynamic works present highly polished black surfaces, crushed mineral and metal particles, and a restricted chromatic palette of reds, blacks, and ivories. Her work corpus examines and reinterprets religious symbolism and cultural paradigm. Using formal contemporary aesthetic vocabularies, Drdak's work bridges the deep Past with the volatile Present while addressing psychology, origins of religious impulse, and contemporary social and political concerns, particularly the cult of martyrdom. Drdak is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of the Arts. Her work has been the focus of invitational lectures and exhibits by noted speakers and historians.

Ashur 2 detail from Akedah Triptych, acrylic on wood with mineral threads, 48 in. x 48 in. x 2 in., 2004