May 13, 2016 – Sep 24, 2016
STREET GALLERY: MAY 13 – SEP 24
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 13
ARTIST TALK: MAY 13 | 6:30 PM
Historically, the intent of the gallery space, and the elements it is composed of, is to provide a quiet, understated background for artists’ work while safeguarding the viewers’ “health, safety and general welfare” as the building code typically requires. In essence, the gallery is meant to disappear. Seely incorporates these concepts into her professional practice. Supporting Elements draws attention to the materials that create the space in which artwork is displayed.
By constructing works that both breakdown and illustrate methods utilized to camouflage structural components, Seely inverts the tradition of gallery as backdrop. The viewer is prompted to examine the elements in the gallery that assist in providing a safe and pleasant space within the building as the artwork itself.
Special thanks to The Andy Warhol Foundation for their support.