still / point
It is impossible not to be drawn to the center of Sigrid Orlet’s solo show still/point. With a group of earth-crusted wings hovering over fallen bare-root trees, Orlet creates a space dense with symbolism. By leaving the work untitled, she invites the viewer to infer his or her own meaning.
While the installation clearly is the centerpiece of the exhibition, Orlet’s richly layered mixed media paintings thicken the non-verbal narrative of still/point—a story of something that is palpable yet invisible. Like threadbare maps of exploration, the paintings welcome us into the raw space of the artwork, inviting discovery and wonder.
Opening & Living Gallery Event
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, 6 - 9 PM
Featuring poets Dora McQuaid, Crystal Salas, Kelly Thomas, Yaz, Cait Emma, Joelle Hannah, and cellist Aliya Hunter
For the opening, Orlet has specifically chosen performances of poetry and music to focus the viewers on a complete sensory awareness of the installation and art. Poetry performance is not only about the words, but the creation of a dialogue between poet and audience, and the sensibility of the human parts of the body involved in vocalization. Music performance is the exquisite aural connection between music and listener that summons emotional and spiritual engagement. This expansion of the oral/aural dimension in poems and music is intended to evoke individual perception, celebration of the self, and ultimate immersion in the installation and art.
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