LOST AND FOUND AT WELLS COLLEGE
Interdisciplinary Performance Installation to be Found at the String Room Art Gallery
Aurora, New York –Wells College is thrilled to welcome the public to an interdisciplinary performance work in the beautiful String Room Art Gallery. The installation, Lost and Found, can be seen at the Gallery from February 27-March 1, 2009. An opening reception will be held on February 27th from 6:00-8:00pm, and there will be live performance during the evening exhibition on February 27th and 28th starting at 7:00pm. Admission is free.
Lost and Found, an interdisciplinary performance installation, examines the question “What don’t we go looking for?” A collaboration between Siouxsie Grady and Jeanne Goddard, Lost and Found explores items and people that are lost to us, dance or talk their way back, and are refused. The daytime exhibit features photography, installation, 2-D and 3-D art, maps and collage; the evening performances begin at 7:00pm with dance, theatre and music.
“I became intrigued with items that are judged as ‘junk’ or ‘garbage’, but which are essentially ‘lost’,” says Assistant Professor Siouxsie Grady. What do we discard--string, gum wrappers, people, gloves? When do we decide not to look for them?
Lost and Found is the result of a collaboration between Assistant Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Grady and Professor of Dance Jeanne Goddard. Contributing artists include Adjunct Professor in Technical Theatre and Design Bobbie Kolpakas, interdisciplinary artists Robert Conlon and Caron Gonthier, and Wells College students from the Women Making Dance course: Sarah Clark, Becca Danis, Elsa Dial, Cat Marshall, Shannon Sass and Khadeja Merenkov. The score will include an original sound-scape by Ethan MacCormick and a sound design by Sarah Clark.
The String Room Gallery is located in Main Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For this show, the gallery will also be open from 7:00-9:00pm on February 27th and 28th. For more information about Lost and Found , please contact Assistant Professor Grady at 315/364-3232 and visit http://www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery/exhibitions/lost/lost1.htm.
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