Wild Blue Yonder

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"Wild Blue Yonder", 2009 © John Groo
"Wild Blue Yonder", 2009 © John Groo
Wild Blue Yonder
Curated by: Kristina Newman-Scott

56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
May 21st, 2009 - August 23rd, 2009
Opening: May 21st, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Gallery Hours: Tu-Th, Su: 2 PM - 10 PM. Fri - Sat: 2 PM - 11 PM
mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, pop, surrealism, sculpture
$3/Free for Members and Cinema Patrons


Artist Statement

"My installations and videos bring makeshift magic to unexpected places. The projects use low-tech processes and basic building materials to make extraordinary interruptions in ordinary spaces, such as a dropped ceiling hung in the woods, burping papier mache standpipes on the sidewalk, or a tiny vinyl boat sailing across a bedroom’s waterbed. The work encourages a suspension of disbelief, where a constructed scenario is persuasive despite the fact that the means used to create it are fully apparent. The projects ask people to notice where they are, and, with humor, to imagine what else might be possible there." 

About the Artist

Beth Krebs grew up in Connecticut, lived for nearly a decade in New Orleans, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She has exhibited her installations in galleries and alternative spaces in and around Manhattan, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Bronx Museum of Art, The Jersey City Museum of Art, Smack Mellon Gallery, the Cue Foundation, and the Elizabeth Foundation Project Space. She is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2004) and the Paul Robeson Emerging Artist Award from Rutgers University (2004). She was chosen as a finalist in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) and Aljira Emerge programs, and has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska (2005), Sculpture Space (2006), and at the MacDowell Colony (2008).


This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of our Members, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.