Exhibition: Feb 15 – March 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6:00-8:30pm
Lisa Kellner | Im Plant | hand formed and painted silk pods | site-responsive floor installation
Lisa Kellner | Almost Perfect | silk, pigment, thread, embroidered text, surgical pins | 42 x 31 x 6"
Victoria Greising | Material Space Memory | donated clothing | site-specific installation
Caitlin Masley | Neo-Habitat | foam-core, acrylic, spray paint | site-specific installation
Project 4 gallery is pleased to present Adaptation, an exhibition of site-specific installations by Victoria Greising, Lisa Kellner, and Cailtin Masley. For this exhibition each artist will create a unique installation in one room of the gallery adapting and responding to the architectural space. Utilizing commonplace materials such as worn clothing, silk, and foam core, these three artists will create immersive environments that transform the gallery space and allow the viewer to interact both visually and physically with the work.
Victoria Greising creates webbed structures from donated clothing exploring line, color, space, and material. Discarded items such as old T-shirts and bridesmaid’s dresses are torn and intertwined, creating a physical representation of personal connections and memories. Through her site-specific installations, Greising redefines architectural space and challenges the traditional art viewing experience.
Lisa Kellner’s site-responsive installations are rooted in the language of decay, erosion, and disease. Referencing flesh, blood platelets, and breast implants, hundreds of silk pods are painted, hand-formed, and sewn to create a structure that operates both as environmental sculpture and a three-dimensional painting in space. The work employs color, text, form, and negative space to assist in conjuring up an emotive reaction.
Caitlin Masley’s large-scale hanging structures are a multiplicity of reconstructed foam-core cut outs based on images gathered from political media outlets, architectural archives, and personal photos from disputed territories, abandoned cities, and social structural projects. The works address the physicality of the space they occupy; continually eluding to movement and forcing the viewer to shift in dislocating ways.