Associate professors Sean Derry and Sharon Massey presented at SculptureX: Art & Agency, an annual symposium founded in 2010 serving the region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and Ontario. The 10th SculptureX Symposium,Art & Agency,explores the ways artists are establishing contemporary sculpture practices that connect and interact broadly, often bypassing disciplinary, even national, boundaries in their attempts to reshape the world.

SculptureSupportSystemDerry and Massey were invited to present about their ongoing collaborative project, Sculpture Support System, which is an artist collective comprised of Massey, Derry, and a group of their undergraduate students. The group collaborates on projects that engage community members in a range of art-making processes. This summer the group was awarded a commission by the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art for a project that addressed the coronavirus pandemic, the Quarantine Companion.

This photo of Sean Derry and Sharon Massey was taken last February, before the pandemic.

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