ACHF Arts Access
I will exhibit and document large-scale wall installations incorporating new materials and mediums at the Bloomington Art Center. The Inez Greenberg gallery is an expansive space and will accommodate large scale work. Several installations will be created for the space, installed in the space and a photographer will be hired to document the exhibition. 2: This exhibition will expose a large number of Minnesotans to installation as an art form. This type of work is not typically shown at the Bloomington Art Center. The art center maintains a counter in the gallery and tracks the number of viewers in the gallery. A comment book and an artist talk provide the public with an opportunity to give feedback and engage in conversation about the work.
The exhibition THE SUBLIME MUNDANE provided the opportunity for me to create, install and document seven large wall installations. This grant provided funds for purchase of materials, hiring two artist installers to help me install the exhibition and documentation by a professional photographer. The exhibition enabled me to expand my use of materials and to develop a series of installations that stand as individual works but also related to each other. Installation work changes significantly when it moves out of the studio and into the exhibition space. Having the assistance of installers allowed me to continue to work out my ideas in the space of the gallery, this was one of the most important outcomes of the project. 2: Attendance numbers for this exhibition were larger than anticipated. This may be due to increase traffic at the Bloomington Art Center during the summer months when there is a farmer's market at the site. The Art Center also arranged for a panel discussion with the actors in the theatre production of the play ART which ran from May 17 - June 9 2013. An artist talk on June 27, 2014 was well attended and included a lively discussion about art and the practice of artists and creators.