The Box Project Exhibition and Reception
A box is a lidded wooden container distinguished from its larger cousin, a chest, primarily by its smaller size; the demarcation between a large box and a small chest often being a matter of opinion.Â So says Graham Blackburn in A Short History of Boxes.
There is no end to whatâ€™s inside the box. Or outside. Boxes are vessels that contain the living material of our culture. They are couriers, containers, suitcases and moving days. They travel with us or are left behind. They house secrets; they gift our love.
Take a moment to explore the meaning and implication of the box in todayâ€™s world.Â
When:Â Â Â Â Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Where:Â Â Â Â First National Bank Gallery of Morgan Library
Please come by to view The Box Project, the third annual art exhibition presented by Accidental Vestments.Â Â A reception will be held with light refreshments.
Free and open to the public.Â The Box Project exhibition will run through August 15, 2007.
In the early 21st century boxes pose a unique threat. Whose box is it? How long has it been there?Â Incendiary device or chipped dishware? â€śSir, where did you get this box?â€ťÂ Itâ€™s a media prank or a work of art. Itâ€™s a coffin. Itâ€™s a matter of opinion.
The members of Accidental Vestments* believe in the common objectâ€”a shoebox, a canvas, a jar, a computer program. And we love ideas, which are things too.Â The Box Project is as much about procedural limits in the making of art, or the challenge of identity in whatâ€™s revealed.Â What you see in The Box Project is the product of a year-long conversation about boxes.
We watched films (Ray Johnsonâ€™s How to Draw a Bunny); we shared work in workshop and studio; we went variously to the new Denver Museum of Art and saw Libeskindâ€™s nautical rooms; we considered the ballot box, the body bag.Â And now, sadly, we turn to the campus shoot-out. In the difficult times in which we live there are chalk lines around the possibilities.
*Accidental Vestments is an extracurricular collaboration developed between the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the MFA Program in Studio Art at CSU.
The collaboration is in its third year. Besides regular group critiques, readings, and discussions, the collaborators organize performances and art exhibits. The exhibition you areÂ invited to is the second in what we hope will be a continuing series.
Sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Art, and Colorado State University Libraries.
For more information, please contact curators:
Matthew Cooperman at Matthew.Cooperman@Colostate.eduÂ
or call 970-491.6843.
Marius Lehene at Marius.Lehene@Colostate.edu
or call 970-491-5659.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||03:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Thursday, April 19, 2007|
|Event Ends On:||Thursday, April 19, 2007|
|Submitter's Name:||Judea Franck|