Here, Say is a new sculptural installation by Dodd post-MFA fellow in sculpture, Courtney McClellan. The installation, comprised of made and found objects, recreates a courtroom. With absurdity and poetry, the judicial system and its players are recast. Witness, defendant, plaintiff, judge, and jury conflate seeing and speaking, hearing and being seen. In this space theories are performed, arguments are made. Located at an entrance of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the work invites practice, play and judgment.
Courtney McClellan is an artist and writer from Greensboro, N.C. She earned an MFA at Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work exists at the intersection of sculpture, performance and writing. She has shown nationally. In 2013-2014 she was the Fountainhead Fellow in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, McClellan is the Post-MFA Sculpture Fellow at the University of Georgia.