at Root Division
September 12 – 26, 2015
Opening Reception: September 12, 2015, 7:00–11:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00–6:00 PM
This exhibition opens Root Division’s brand new 3-floor studio and exhibition building on Mission Street. The news that Root Division has been successful not only in securing a new location but raising the funds for a full renovation (just over $800,000 at last notice) has been so exciting. Hundreds of artists have found community in Root Division’s expansive programming, and the new building easily doubles the capacity for studio artists and exhibition space.
For the inaugural exhibition “Resonate”, curators Amy Cancelmo and Dana Hemenway have asked a range of artists and art collectives to exhibit works that focus on community engagement and interactivity. I have been commissioned to make a new sculptural work, Tunnel. This installation is an elongated tent-like geometric form, with an interior of water, light and mirrors that creates a reflective space for the viewer. Sitting on a giant douglas fir stump, the viewer sees a series of reflections of her face that are mediated by water.
If you miss the opening, don’t miss the exhibition audio tour by the notorious Congratulations Pine Tree. CPT is a podcast by Kate Rhodes and Maysoun Wazwaz, and for this exhibition they interviewed every artist in the show (I tell a ghost story). Check out their podcast here.