| AUGUST INSTALLATION
The August Installation is a unique opportunity
for artists to exhibit in the Hilles Gallery of Creative Arts
Workshop. Although the Workshop is closed to the public during
August, the August Installation is on view through the two-story
windows of Hilles Gallery.
Shown above: The Metamorphoses of
2003 August Installation by Hochi Asiático
Curated by Benjamin Ortiz
2013 August Installation:
Inside Out Inside
Exhibition Dates: August 2 – September 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 5 to 7 pm
Artists' Talk: Wednesday, August 7, 5 to 7 pm
Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) presents the much anticipated installation Inside Out Inside, a continuation of the 2012 public art project initiated by a group of artists and community organizers seeking to unite the New Haven community. Originally displayed under two highway overpasses, the large scale portraits will be viewable from outside the CAW Hilles Gallery throughout the month. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 2, from 5 to 7 pm. CAW will also host an artists talk on Wednesday, August 7, from 5 to 7 pm.
Inside Out New Haven is a spin-off of the global art project Inside Out launched by JR, a French artist and 2011 TED Prize winner. Prompted to present “a wish to save the world,” during his acceptance speech the artist stated: “I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project and together we’ll turn the world inside out.”
In New Haven the purpose of the project was to help bridge the gap between disparate communities separated by barriers both physical and psychological. Photo shoots staged on the spot initiated conversations and interactions between citizens who might otherwise never have crossed paths. In a documentary short film by John Belanger, community organizer Ben Berkowitz gets at the heart and the purpose of the project: “the beauty in the project is not what it looks like but how it got there.”
Creative Arts Workshop now serves as the latest venue for the collection, making the inspiring images again accessible to the New Haven community. The installation features photos by Ian Christmann, Jeffrey Kerekes, Al Muzzi, Kelly Jensen, Anthony DeCarlo, Miles Lasater and Chris Randall.
CAW's Gallery Committee will begin accepting submissions for the 2014 August Installation in early 2014. Please check back then for more details.
For additional information, please contact Gallery Committee, Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street, New
Haven, CT 06510. For information call (203) 562-4927 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org