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3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series August 23 – November 4, 2012 Atrium Gallery
In a hot summer night, a star vanishes into space leaving a faint trail of light. With a glimmer of enchantment in his eyes, a small boy wonders aloud, "I wish I was a shooting star!!" Shooting stars fascinate me. Deep wells of rituals and the void that appears in the midst of crowds I experienced growing up often intrigues me... The journey is subliminal and surreal manifestations of memories morphing into myth, body and the system.
My works narrate the stories in materials that access nature and where rituals thread the past to the present. The works communcate through an osmosis of an idea via body, memories, myths and metaphors. I am curious about contemporary events and incidents; realizing my limits, I let them permeate the body - with empathy seeping through consciousness as a medium - which would lead us to an insightful journey of our own being.
Perceptions, like looped films in a projector, transform the idea and let them resuscitate into transient existence. My works are about the notion of body, the body within a system within the system, in the absence or presence of it.
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Image: ANAMNESIS, 2010. Salt, fabric, and thread. 31' x 7.4' (wall) and 71" x 36" x 24" (front).
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series
Rochester Art Center continually strives to engage community members of all ages in the creation, contemplation, and appreciation of the visual arts. As a non-collecting institution, the Art Center focuses it efforts on presenting temporary exhibitions throughout the year featuring established local, national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from diverse backgrounds working in a variety of media.
In 2004, Rochester Art Center initiated the 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series—an exhibition program dedicated to promising young artists working in the state of Minnesota. Since its inception, the series has reflected shifting trends in contemporary artistic practice and production, and has helped to facilitate the creation of new bodies of work in a variety of media including photography, installation, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture and film. Now in our seventh year, the 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series continues to support emerging artists and to provide a dedicated forum for the exhibition of exciting new work.