| 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
2014 August Installation:
Interplay by Shelby Head
Exhibition Dates: August 1 Ė 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 5 to 7 pm
Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) presents an installation, titled Interplay, by artist Shelby Head, from August 1 to August 29, 2014. Although the Workshop is closed to the public during much of August, the installation is on view 24-hours a day through the two-story windows of Hilles Gallery. An opening reception will take place on Friday, August 1, from 5 to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend.
Music, particularly bebop style jazz, serves as the inspiration for Interplay, a site-specific art installation that explores arrangement and improvisation in both music and visual art. The artist curates and displays her work in a way that expresses the unique relationship between the project and the space it occupies. Says Head, “These site-specific changes can be equated to the variations from one musical performance to another in a musicianís phrasing or expressive shaping of a musical score.”
Books used during the research for this project make up much of the material in Headís sculptures. The artist refers to these materials as the “vocabulary” and “palette” of her work. Pages and reprints of artists’ work were carefully selected and removed from the books, then folded, cut, torn, rolled, glued and composed into the larger work that transcends the boundaries of individual art forms.
Shelby Head was born in Bronxville, NY and now resides in Madison, CT. Head has extensive experience working as a professional mold-maker and wax technician for several art foundries in New Mexico and worked as a technician for sculptor Tom Otterness. She has exhibited widely and is represented in numerous private and corporate collections. Head holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute and an MA in Sculpture from Adams State University. She is currently a Guild Artist member at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT.
CAW's Gallery Committee will begin accepting submissions for the 2014 August Installation in early 2015. 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: email@example.com