L E T H A L L O U N G E - E J E C T A P R O J E C T S
Exhibition Title: Lethal Lounge
Dates: 09/2022 - 10/2022
Venue: Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, PA
Founded by artist Anthony Cervino and art historian Shannon Egan, Ejecta Projects is an art gallery, an artist’s studio, and a quiet space to consider collaborative artistic and curatorial undertakings. Located in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Ejecta Projects not only offers exhibition and consignment opportunities for artists, but also serves as a gesture toward community investment, a place for connection among people who crave an atmosphere of warmth and creativity. The space is conceived as the progeny of a 2015 co-written book and co-curated exhibition titled "Ejecta." Ejecta Projects, like its earlier iteration, examines themes of failure and success, parenthood and marriage, materiality and mortality. Exhibitions and endeavors not only reflect these personal and professional preoccupations, but also respond to encounters with a broad repertoire of artists and engaged audiences.
In his exhibition of new works at Ejecta Projects titled Lethal Lounge, MacDonald creates sculptures that suggest futuristic landscapes, architectural models, and surreal interior design. The artist examines how current modes of production and utilitarian objectives compare with ideas about hand-made craft, ceramics, and aesthetics. He envisions the medium of clay as a conduit between past and present notions of material innovation. In other words, MacDonald sees a trajectory from ancient clay vessels to ceramic 3D printing in order to understand the relationship between innovation and tradition. MacDonald is interested in how one’s personal, human presence can be understood and felt within an increasingly global and disjointed community.
Images: Anthony Servino