I’m involved with a new collaborative project entitled Gray Space.
Gray Space is a collaborative endeavor that explores the idea of site/context. Eight artists will separately install and document the placement of a micro/mobile-gallery called Gray Space in site-specific and potentially unsuspecting or unknown locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Each of the participating artists will select a location for Gray Space and will install a contextually specific work of art inside. Gray Space will activate public space and point to context as being inherent to the idea of perception and exchange. While on site, the mobile gallery will become a threshold that intentionally engages audience and place without the confines and expectations of a gallery or art center. Gray Space creates a space of inclusion, potential, and dialogue.
Ultimately, Gray Space will consist of three components: 1. Installation: part/s or all of the 6’ x6’ x6′ gallery Gray Space; 2. Images: eight photographic images documenting Gray Space in the eight different sites, and 3. Installation: eight objects or ephemera (ranging in scale) created by the participating artists for Gray Space.
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Image: Gray Space Specs, Kate Ali
Gray Space Projects
LEAH WILSON & KATE ALI
HULT CENTER PLAZA
JULY 27, 2018 – AUGUST 3, 2018
How do we adapt to radical change? What does regeneration look like? How do we foster positive growth in our struggling populations? How can we improve/impact our social and cultural landscape to foster a sense of belonging and hope for the future? These questions are being considered at micro and macro levels across our city, state, country and global community, from Eugene’s art community to Federal land management and international policies.
Fire is the springboard for growth. It has been used as a tool because of its regenerative powers in land management and political struggles alike. Last August there was a sense that the whole country was on fire either physically or emotionally. The power and speed in which nature regenerates in the wake of a burnt landscape is both a miraculous and inspiring phenomenon. It is a needed reminder that we are part of a cycle, one that has happened before, will come again and the sooner we rebuild and foster regrowth, the better.
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