McColl Center for Visual Art invites you to the Opening Reception of "Squared," as we celebrate the work of exhibiting artists, Injoo Whang and Caitlin Masley, as well as the arrival of our new resident artists. The public reception will be held Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 PM with both exhibiting artists in attendance.
Gallery visitors of all ages and skill levels will have the chance to participate in hands-on gallery activity and installation in collaboration with Injoo Whang and her work in the Squared exhibition. Participants will be prompted to draw a geometric pattern on a small sheet of square paper, then install the single drawing in a large grid from. The energy of the small pieces will form a collective body of work to create the visual illusion of a whole. The gallery activity will run during gallery hours April 27 to July 28, 2012.
In partnership with Art21, gallery visitors to the reception can also drop-in to the boardroom to view Boundaries, an episode from the sixth season of Art21. Beginning at 5:00 and 6:30 PM, this award-winning PBS production will feature artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative use of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure. >> Learn more about the screening of Boundaries
The Center's newest resident artists in attendance for April's opening reception include: Deanna Pindell (Environmental Artist-in-Residence), JoAnn Sieburg-Baker, Tomoo Kitamura, Andrea Vail, Pamela Windgard, Evan Danchenka, Faron Franks, and Manoj Kesavan.
McColl Center for Visual Art is also pleased to welcome Takeover Charlotte and their DJ who will heighten the evening's festivities and extend our reception until 10 PM. Admission and parking is free. Cash bar. All ages welcome. For more information, call 704-332-5535.
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Injoo Whang creates drawings and installations composed of paper and fabric that display vast repetitive patterns. Having lived in two different cultures, the United States and South Korea, Whang unites the opposing social characteristics of individualism and collectivism in her body of work. Through accumulating small individual objects and patterns into a large sculpture or drawing, she explores the inter-connected relationship between the individual and the collective. When the tiny and seemingly insignificant pieces are assembled together, they generate a powerful existence as a collective body. Her labor-intensive and repetitive artistic process highlights and pays homage to individuals and the everyday activities of life.
Through layering and subtracting fractions of various structures, Caitlin Masley's site-specific work investigates the invisible history of "where," in terms of where we go, where we live, and how we create and erase. Drawing inspiration from our civilization's labyrinths, abandoned cities, and the modern megacity, Masley produces architectural installations that are loaded with a weight extending beyond the mere documentation of habitat or geographical entity. Often appearing as structural labyrinths, the installations convey contrasting senses of freedom and darkness.
The screening of Boundaries is part of Art21 Access '12, a celebration of contemporary art and Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season Six, sponsored by Art21. Visit art21.org for more information.