MARGO TRUSHINA
Statement

Margo Trushina's latest sculptural series explores how humanity perceives and experiences our environment and its physical and metaphysical lines and boundaries.
Using natural and artificial materials such as plants, metal, stone, wood, photographs and found or collected objects, artist employs the methodology of insinuating meaning through contrasting the artificial and the organic, and bringing to surface the underlying tensions between these opposites.
Often employing the use of synthetic materials parodying those of nature, these works beckon the viewer to suspend their knowledge of the image as a constructed fiction, and imbue them with their beliefs and fantasies. It is the interstice between the instinctual action of perception and the logic of comprehension that fascinates the artist. Experience is rendered both physiological in her works through an accentuation of the gap between the rational expectational of an occurrence and its correlation with the visceral experience of it.

Margo Trushina explores metaphor, communication and public participation through site-specific installations, sculptures, live performances and interventions. Her work is optimistic in its reflection of moments of shared experience, often incorporating signifiers of celebration and communal gatherings.