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"Adaptive Furnishing: Works by M. Angelo Arnold and Amy Youngs"
2006-04-01 until 2006-04-29
Ohio Art League
USA United States of America
During the month of April, 2006 the Ohio Art League, located in Columbus' Short North, presents Adaptive Furnishing: Works by M. Angelo Arnold and Amy Youngs. Through the comfortable format of furniture, this exhibition presents concepts of metamorphosis, change and subversion. The artists create custom works that embrace change and present possibilities for adaptation to new, unfamiliar environments and situations. The Ohio Art League is a nonprofit membership-based organization, dedicated to the
presentation and support of Ohio artists.
Amy Youngs uses electronics, kinetics, sound, insects, plants and pixels to create art about the complex relationship between technology and our changing concepts of nature and self. Her work often utilizes familiar forms like plants and furniture to present unfamiliar or uncomfortable concepts such as human kinship with insects and worms. One example is found in her installation, Intraterrestrial Soundings, in which a custom couch is used as a presentation platform for humans to experience the live sounds of worms moving through soil.
Angelo Arnold’s work begins with the familiar, and through modification, deconstructs the notion of the functional object to create something new. His upholstered forms establish a foundation or platform to recall past memories. Though his reconstructed objects reference furniture, the removal of the functional aspects subverts the viewer’s expectations and provokes new interpretations. In Adaptive Furnishing the artists use the gallery as a platform to establish an interactive environment of familiar objects presented with an unfamiliar twist.
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