Last semester, as a sophomore Sculpture and Expanded Media major at the Cleveland Institute of Art, I made this series of GIF's for my Time Based Strategies Class. Used a range of objects to compose them, from flashlights and lightbulbs to guns and UFO's. Check them out!
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Colin is traveling to the highest point in Dawson City, the Midnight Dome. At the top of Midnight Dome, he will construct a large tent and use metal detectors to find lost metal and tools. Colin will then create the etching powered restoration machine.
In his SPACES exhibition, Automatic Ruins, Colin explored industry through the lens of fragility and impermanence. While at SPACES he polished construction rubble and transferred onto the slabs floor plans from a building that will be restored this year in Ohio City.
For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewers are sisters: 5 year-old Millie and 6 ¾ year old Adlee. Adlee and Millie spent a Sunday afternoon with us here at SPACES intently studying (or in the words of Mille, "staring at") the work of Collin Lyons and Irina Spicaka. This is what they had to say about our winter projects.
Questions about a Specific Piece in the Exhibition (SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?
(Adlee) I like the big rock because it's humongous and lumpy, bumpy.
(Mille) I like the shiny pretty one made out of metal. It looks like a statue.
(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?
(AD) Salty, because its probably made out of salt.
(MI) It would taste like "metally"...because it's so metal, and made out of metal.
(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?
(AD) Shy. Sure, I'd want to be friends with them because I'd want to know their name.
(MI) I'm going to say "Hi friends."
(SP) Do you think they would be friendly or shy?
(MI) Friendly. Because they'd be nice.
(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?
(MI) Yep, reminds me of a person...a statue person.
Questions about the Exhibition in General (SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?
(AD) Fun, but boring a little bit. Maybe interesting.
(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.
(MI) Play, because it's very fun and I had to stare at things all day.
(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?
(MI) How did you make it?
(SP) That's not a question! What would you ask them?
(SP) Okay, moving on. If there was one thing you could say to the artist what would that be?
(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?
SPACES wants to do a studio visit with you as part of our new initiative, What's Up Cleveland? We'll take viewers into the core of the creative process by filming conversations with Cleveland artists as they make their work and posting the visits on this blog. We'll be setting up studio visits on a rolling basis through 2015, but the deadline to sign up is April 30th.
Contact Christina Vassallo (cvassallo@SPACESgallery.org) to schedule a studio visit.
Author: Christina Vassallo, Executive Director
Kristin Rogers (SPACES' Board member and Progressive Art Education and Communications Manager) brought the Employees of Progressive who are part of the Progressive DAQ Leads program to SPACES. The visit took place this week to learn about SPACES, our current exhibition, with the artist Colin Lyons and Irina Spicaka, and the connections between SPACES and Progressive Art Collection.
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