2024 Symposium May 9 - June 1

Over the Bones of Giants

ARTIST: Corinna D’Schoto

HOME: Massachusetts

LOCATION: Commercial St.

 ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Named after the novel ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’ by Olga Tokarczuk, which draws its title from William Blake’s “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”.

Inspired by the legacy of Meri Goyette, and the layered
histories of labor of Nashua. The saying goes – we are all
‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ – communities are built on
the shoulders of giants – and are connected through the labor
(mental, emotional, and physical) of those who came before.
“Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead”
(from Blake) acknowledges that all productiveness and
progress happens atop of, and is nourished by, those that have come before us.

This work was made in part with generous mental, emotional,
and physical labor of Anna Miller, Brent Howard, Jim Larson,
David Tiller, Bob Carlson and all the Picker Artists.

MATERIAL:

West Rutland Vermont Marble

Over the Bones - Coyote - 800w
Over the Bones - Hand-Bone - 800w

Corinna D’Schoto is Boston-based and works across painting, sculpture, installation and Performance, exploring object-body relationships, and the power dynamics & inter-subjective realities within constructed space.
Exhibitions include Haul Gallery, Brooklyn; Mall Galleries, London; The Market Gallery, Bolton; The Glue Factory, Glasgow; The Pipe Factory, Glasgow; Projektraum, Berlin; Galerie Bipolar, Leipzig; Trongate Gallery, Glasgow.
D’Schoto attended Glasgow School of Art
(MFA) in 2018 and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (BFA) in 2013.
She has been an artist-in-residence at Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Monson Arts, Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv, Vermont Studio Centre (fellowship), neo:gallery Artist Residency (fellowship), and Pilotenkueche.

 

Over The Bones Of Giants - Wall - 800w
Sponsored by:
Darold Rorabacher and Patricia Ahern