Liminal Space: Ashley Stecenko, Half Way Home April 25 – May 6, 2021
Half Way Home is an exhibition featuring image-transfer drawings on fabric. Through a solvent-based transferring process, Stecenko uses drawing techniques to move the ink from the surface of photographs onto a translucent fabric. Working on both sides of the material, Stecenko has hung the unstretched piece in the middle of Blind Alley's drive-by gallery. Halfway Home furthers Stecenko’s investigation of home as an analogy of her mental well-being. As she explains, “the configuration of these drawings defines a psychological atmosphere, interpreting the house as a body of images and an extension of self.”
Ashley Stecenko grew up in the Midwest. She received her BFA in Painting from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently a graduate student earning her MFA in Studio Art at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Stecenko’s work focuses on interests in family dynamics, displacement, and memory. Through a process of solvent-based image transfers, she removes the image from its original context in order to construct a psychological space– exploring the places where emotional states collide.
Liminal Space is a series of four independent exhibitions by TCU MFA students, graduating spring 2021: Clint Jerritt Bargers, April 11—22 Ashley Stecenko. April 25—May 6 Chris Wicker, May 9—20 Zeke Williams, May 23—June 3