Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Perceiving Sensibility

Carlie Trosclair, a Washington University MFA Student transformed our Grand Center gallery for her thesis project Perceiving Sensibility. The show is a must see! Open through June 6th!

Carlie's mock up and paint sitting in the window.

Installation in progress.

The complete transformation! I love the way the light flows through the fabric!

"If we consider the built environment as an extension of our bodies, what would that image materialize as? By altering the physical and sensorial properties of interior spaces, my work is constructed to create cracks in the psyche of the habitual and the known. Through manipulation and re-creation of given architectural spaces, I create new realities that sensitize our physical experience. Taking on the form of immersive environments, viewers are engaged as they move in conjunction with and in reaction to the created surroundings." -Carlie Trosclair

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mannequins in the Loop

There were artists dressing mannequins all along the loop today as part of the Mannequins on the Loop event! The mannequins will be on display through the end of the month! Our artist, JoAnn McNeil, created a one of a kind display from recycled items!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Video! Taking down Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis explores the use of language and text in art. He recently presented an ever-evolving body of work at the Grand Center location of Craft Alliance. The work utilized text on chalkboards that function as object within a fine art context. The walls of the gallery were blanketed with handmade chalkboards from floor to ceiling. The visual sensation of multiple chalkboards surrounded the viewer with the voices of Tim’s internal dialogue.

On Monday we took the work down to prepare for a new show, the MFA thesis exhibition of Washington University student Carlie Trosclair. View Carlie's work at the opening on Friday, April 23 from 6-8 pm. Her will will be up through June 6, 2010.