Tuesday, June 5, 2007

At Opaq Wednesday Night

Where does destruction end and creation begin?
Who's watching you?
Who's watching them?
These are a few of the questions raised by
Nestor Gil's interactive installation entitled
"footprint," opening at OPAQ Gallery on Wed.
June 6th (artwalk) from 5-10pm. The exhibition
reopens on Sat. June
9th from 8-11pm, and will close on Sat.
June 16th with a screening
of Cody Hughes' short video works.

OPAQ Gallery is located at 333 E. Bay St.
(above TSI) and is free to
the public on artwalk, and before 9 pm on Saturdays.

Note: Image not related to current show.
Its from a previous Nestor Gil installation
at Kent Campus Gallery. Documented image by
Catina Jane Gray.


CREATEjacksonville said...

Did anybody else go to this?

I thought it was an incredible concept and I enjoyed the show very much.

What do you guys think?

I put a bunch of artwalk photos on CJ. If anyone else took pics, let me know and I will link you.

Mark Creegan said...

I have some observations. I dont want to give too much away for those planning to go this or the next Saturday (the 16th is a definite- Cody Hughes' videos are breathtaking!)

The smell of the grass walking up the stairs and the initial glee at seeing the grass. Its very lush and invites one to lay down. Later in the evening Nestor's children and some of the big kids like Nestor and my wife played duck-duck-goose! I love that that happened in an art gallery!

The other side is completely different, very stark, cold, and dehumanizing. The video is disorienting, almost out-of-body as you see yourself in a sideways position out of synch with your present sense of orientation. The white footprints all clumped together creating a huge mass. Your personal "mark" lost among the masses-further dehumanization. The Talc powder became slippery after a while so that side became dangerous!

Contrast, GOOD! Grass, GOOD! Show, GOOOOD!
Of course i am biased!;)

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