Natalie Bork: Ripple
August 14–October 4, Ross Gallery
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, September 20, 5–6 PM, Tate Hall
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 20, 6:30–8:30 PM
Natalie Bork’s hollow, cylindrical forms hover above the ground at various levels. Each form hangs plumb from a steel cable which enables it to oscillate left and right with the slightest breeze, draft or passerby. Viewers can walk in between the suspended cylinders watching as the forms slowly begin to spin. The child within may inspire the viewer to lay down on the ground and look up at the brightly colored bottom facets of each cylinder and relax as he or she watches them spin from the airflow. The cylinders react to the energy we give off when we walk or run, creating a ripple effect.
Foozhan Kashkooli: One Thousand Kisses
August 14–October 11, Pease Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 5:30–7:30 PM
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, October 4, 1–2 PM
One Thousand Kisses is a collection of large abstract oil paintings and site-specific installation using recycling materials which highlights concerns around the endemic environmental issues. The visual language changes from one work to the next. Each work is composed of a variety of sculptural relief materials such as: wood, metal, recycling material and other inexpensive items intended for single use. The exhibition is constructed to draw the attention to the complex relationships between aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmental issues.