Sunday, July 05, 2009

Alter-a-tions at Experimental Art Gallery & Studio

My "Evening in Paris" piece is currently part of the Alter-a-tions exhibit at Experimental Art Gallery & Studio on Artists Row in Salem. The exhibit runs throughout July, with an Opening Reception on July 11 (lots happening on the Row that day) which I will have to miss because I'll be at the Boston Handmade show in Somerville (more on that in another post). Anyway, the exhibit asks:

  • What do you alter to suit your needs?
  • Do you create work that alters an item for another purpose?
  • Work that changes perspective? Transformation?
  • Do you have an Alter Ego?
  • Think. Change. Modify. Mutate. Vary.

Anyway, the "Evening in Paris" piece (which was also part of Caladan Gallery's "Inner Noise" exhibit) is composed of altered images from my trip to Paris. The people are real, but the situation I have set them in is definitely altered from the reality of that day.

If you happen to be in Salem this July, stop by Experimental...very cool stuff in their gallery!


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your Paris work is intriguing and yes to love to alter clothing to suit my needs. I love finding objects and altering them to complete a process for my works. My evolving work process is often a mystery to my conscious self but if left alone I discover something I had not know before about my work and my journey as an artist. Is not all Art a transforming process...or am I on a different track for the art world. Thank you for sharing your alter-a-tions. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Seth said...

Congratulations on this. I find the idea behind this piece very intriguing.

Christine Marie said...

Thanks Mary Helen, and Seth!