Fundamental Filaments at the Hartnett Gallery

Dates: October 7 – 30.
Artist Talk: Friday, October 7th @ 4 p.m.
Reception: Friday, October 7th, between 5-7 p.m.
Location: Hartnett Gallery, 201 Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.



















Fundamental Filaments is a solo exhibition by sculptor Judith Modrak which weaves together her brain-inspired and emotionally charged figurative work. Modrak’s sculptures illuminate areas of the psyche that are revealed during unguarded moments or hidden in the recesses of our minds. The painted plaster cast figures, derived from human, biological, and organic forms, unmask larger themes of aging, family dynamics and neurological conditions.

Modrak observes that “decoding our internal physiological and emotive worlds has been an ongoing source of artistic inspiration and interest to me. Examining our similarities and differences led to a desire to understand the brain and the mechanisms responsible for triggering and regulating thought, action, and emotion”.

Fundamental Filaments* sheds light in sculptural form on the complex neural and psychological circuitry involved in bringing to life our memories and experiences.

*Fundamental Filaments comprised of select sculptures from the Dendrites, Standing, Ancestors and Vital Memories Series will be on display at the Hartnett Gallery October 7th-30th with an Artist Talk during Meliora Weekend on October 7th at 4 p.m., followed by a reception from 5-7 p.m..