Representing structure, balance, and ground, the work featured in the Squared exhibition comes to a close on Friday, July 27. The community is invited to join us for a free reception from 6 to 9 PM to view the exhibition, participate in a hands-on gallery activity, and to meet our resident artists in their studios.
Squared exhibiting artists Injoo Whang and Caitlin Masley transform our space as they address the symbolic square in their own distinct ways. Using drawing and site-specific installations, Injoo Whang examines the interconnectedness between the individual and the collective in her graphic collection on display. Caitlin Masley uses layering and subtractive fractions to create installations that address typographic landscapes and labyrinths inspired by architecture.
The Colored Waiting Room
In addition, musician and Knight Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. will introduce his most recent project, “The Colored Waiting Room,” at 7 PM. Including Jazz, Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Classical, Gospel, Latin, R&B, stories, and poetry, the CD project features artists from New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Memphis. "The Colored Waiting Room "is comprised of Ramsey's arrangements and compositions from his band Dr. Guy’s MusiQology, and includes collaborations with poet Elizabeth Alexander, song writer Jerry Thompson, singer June Townes, pianist Greg Payne, as well as Ramsey's daughter and son. Kathy Lou Schultz, poet and critic, has written poems for Ramsey's project and also performs on the CD.
This reception also marks the end of a term for exiting artists including Jackie Chang (CATS Artist-in-Residence), James Collins (Conservationist-in-Residence), Evan Danchenka (Levine Scholar-in-Residence), Kellie Jones (Knight Artist-in-Residence), Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. (Knight Artist-in-Residence), Andrea Vail, Pamela Winegard, and The Que-Os Project (Faron Franks and Manoj Kesavan). Current 11-month Affiliate Artists, JoAnn Sieburg-Baker and Tomoo Kitamura, will also have their studios open during the reception.
Visitors to studio 218 can meet resident artist Andrea Vail and participate in her interactive/performance-based installation that encourages her visitors to think about their relationship to space, as they "rotate" through her studio. Stay for the second half of the reception to catch the sounds of soul and funk from her special guest DJ, Mark Coltrain.
Just around the corner in studio 215 Levine Scholar-in-Residence, Evan Danchenka, has turned his studio into an installation that is the culmination and realization of his project, TranSound Plaza. His studio will be complete with a soundscape of self-composed music, films, photography, altered mannequins, and interactive headphone stations where visitors can hear street performers.
The gallery reception is open to all ages. Admission and parking is free. Cash bar featuring $1 beer. Reach us at 704-332-5535 for more information about planning your visit.
To learn more about Dr. Guy’s MusiQology and “The Colored Waiting Room” watch the following video and visit www.musiqology.com.